When researching nose surgery, you will likely encounter different terms referring to this particular procedure. Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty. Septorhinoplasty, Tip Plasty. Alarplasty and Alar Reduction are just a few of the commonly used words used to describe different procedures of the nose.

Alar Reduction, also known as Alarplasty, is a surgical procedure used to narrow the width of the nostril base, decrease the overall size of the nostril as well as reduce nostril flaring. A wide nostril base can make the nose appear wide, and by narrowing the base only, it can give the appearance of the entire nose looking more refined. Alar reduction can be performed independently or in combination with Rhinoplasty surgery.

What to Expect from Alar Reduction Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Alar Base Reduction Surgery can be performed under local or general anesthetic. When carried out as an isolated surgery, Dr. Alghonaim performs Alarplasty under local anesthesia at his clinic. The incision is made around the nostril crease where the cheek and nostril meet. A portion of the nostril wall is then removed and the opening is sutured closed. The shape of the incision may vary from patient to patient depending on the shape of their nostrils. The surgery typically takes 30 minutes and the patient can return home immediately following the surgery.