Alar Trimming / Alar Plasty
This is frequently requested by Oriental patients. Asians usually have a wide and round nasal tip with overhang of the alar lobule area. Alar trimming is commonly performed on a patient with a wide nostril and flaring alar lobule. This procedure will improve the contour and definition of your nasal alar lobule area. This is done either under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation depending on the preference and comfortableness of the surgeon and the patient. Usually lasting for 45 to 60 minutes, it is done as an out-patient procedure. There is minimal swelling afterwards, and it usually subsides after one to two weeks. Sutures are removed on the third to fourth day after the operation.