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.
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.