Alar Reduction is a type cosmetic surgery procedure of the nose that narrows the wide flaring and
large opening of the nasal nostrils. The alar of the nose is reduced and suture in its position, aim is to
make the balance of nasal tip and alar of the nose.
The procedure usually takes around 1 hour.
Care after surgery
Splint the nasal tip with 3-4 mm thin strips of waterproof tape. Steri-Strips also can be used. Run the
strips along each side of the nose and gently wrap them under and around the tip. As all sutures are
absorbable, none require removal. Revision surgery should not be considered before at least 6 months
have elapsed since the original operation.
Normally, you will feel some pain and discomfort at the nose area during the first days after the
operation but it can be alleviated by the medications prescribed. After 2 or 3 days, you will feel no pain
but swelling in the nose and eyelid area will persist. Swelling and bruising around the eyes will start to
disappear within a week and will completely subside for about 2 weeks. You can go back to work after
1 or 2 weeks, but avoid strenuous activities that can increase pressure to the face, which can prolong
swelling and bruising for the next 2 to 3 weeks. After the removal of the bandage and stitches, the
patient must take care of her/his nose not to be injured until it is completely healed. The frames of
glasses should not be allowed to rest on the bridge of the nose for three weeks. A little bleeding is
common during the first few days following surgery; patient may continue to feel some stuffiness for
several weeks. Patient must try not to blow nose for a week or so, while the tissues heal.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Serious complications are rare. The most common complication is patient dissatisfaction. Other
complications include: hematoma, airway obstruction, injury to the nose, infection, excessive swelling
Types of anesthesia use:
Using IV sedation (medicine administered through an IV) and local anesthesia (numbing medication
administered in the surgical area)
The patient can be discharge from the hospital on the same day of the surgery.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications
taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be
performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation
and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic
steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to
surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as
they can increase bleeding.
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. For promotional package prices and other promotion, we ask 50% deposit
of the total surgery to lock in your surgery date. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt.
Please inform us your flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.