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Breaking to tell you the truth that, there is actually no alarplasty vs rhinoplasty, because technically alarplasty is a part of rhinoplasty. 

Alarplasty, otherwise called alar base or nostril reduction, and alar trimming, is a restorative treatment that changes the structure and width of your noses. The alae, which is the wings of the nostrils, are the part of your nose where the nostrils become adjusted and reach out to your cheeks. Corrective surgeons concur that the width of the nose ought to match the width of the eye region or one-fifth width of the whole face. Assuming the alae stretches out past these extents, the individual could feel that their face is less adjusted and appealing.

Alarplasty surgery is generally usually done to narrow excessively wide nostrils. Nonetheless, it likewise incorporates any reshaping done to this area. It very well may be to diminish or expand the width of your noses, or to address any functional reasons. Alarplasty procedure is basically viewed as a sub-part of rhinoplasty and it very well may be performed all alone or as a component of a rhinoplasty procedure.

The techniques of incision used for alarplasty surgery include the following: 

Wedge: Wedge extractions diminish nasal flaring by eliminating wedges of alar, or the curvy, fleshy lower part of the nose that joins to the cheek. Cuts are made remotely and do not engage in narrowing the nostril.

Sill: Sill extractions are utilised to narrow the alar base, or where it appends to the cheek, and decrease nostril width. Cuts are usually made within the nose. This procedure is frequently done alongside the wedge strategy to diminish alar flare and narrow the nostrils.

Weir: The Weir extraction procedure is a more advanced refinement of the wedge method. It customises the extraction to align along with the bend of the nostril and utilises the stitches to make contours.


Alarplasty is predominantly used to obtain the following results, for both cosmetic or functional reasons; 

  • Reduce the appearance of nasal flaring
  • A more symmetrical looking nose
  • Changing the shape of nostrils 
  • Changing the width of the nostrils
  • Reduce nostril size
  • Improve the facial harmony
  • Improve bulbous nose disfigurements