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Alarplasty

Posted On: 04-28-2015
Alarplasty

What is Alarplasty?

During alarplasty, the width of the nostrils is surgically reduced. The incisions are typically hidden in the crease on the side of the nose.

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Conditions Treated with Alarplasty:

Alarplasty is utilized in cases of a wide nose or male to female sex reassignment. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Alarplasty:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to alarplasty.

Anesthesia with Alarplasty:

Alarplasty is performed with sedation and a local anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Alarplasty:

Possible risks following alarplasty include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience swelling, bruising and pain.

Prognosis after Alarplasty:

The prognosis for a positive end result follow alarplasty is very good.

Recovery from Alarplasty:

The total recovery time for alarplasty is three to six weeks. 

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