Nostril Narrowing

(Alarplasty)

Some individuals who have an attractive nose shape and may not be candidates for a rhinoplasty or have had a previous rhinoplasty can be candidates for a nasal narrowing or "alarplasty" procedure. This can correct enlarged or asymmetric nostrils. Individuals with nostrils that are wide or prominent but have otherwise attractive noses are great candidates. An an alarplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that reduces the size and shape of the nostrils.

This surgery is performed by placing a nearly undetectable incision at the margin of the nose and then removing a wedge in order to alter the shape of the nostrils

Dr Mirmanesh removes a specific amount of tissue based on your individual anatomy. Once this tissue is removed, the incision is meticulously closed. This narrows the span of wide nostrils. Bone and cartilage are not manipulated with a nasal narrowing procedure.

Procedure Overview

Before Nostril Narrowing Surgery
Before
After Nostril Narrowing Surgery
After

Average surgical time: 45 minutes

Anesthesia type: Local in Office

Estimated Cost: $3,000 USD

Recovery

Back to work: 1 week

Return to exercise: 4 weeks

How Dr Mirmanesh maximizes your outcome

Scar optimization with silicone gel and adjunct laser scar therapy
Incision hidden along natural nasal contour
Pain control with local anesthesia injection at procedure conclusion

Am I a good candidate?

Healthy
Non smoker
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
No history of keloids/abnormal scarring
Unhappy with appearance
Realistic goals

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