Alarplasty after Rhinoplasty, how long should I wait?

I made rhinoplasty 2 months ago I'm unhappy with the bottom area of my nose (tip and nostril) I feel they got bigger after surgery! So I'm thinking of alar plasty to reduce my nostril size.. How long should I wait after rhinoplasty to go for the alar? And when will I see the last result after the alar? Any recommendation for alar doctors at Egypt?

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Doctor Answers 3

Alarplasty

I would give it a year for all the swelling to come down. Usually this is enough time to treat the alar in most patients.


New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Rhinoplasty

Thank you for your question.

You are still quite early in your recovery period and your appearance will continue to refine.  It may take up to a year for all swelling to resolve and for your nasal appearance to settle to a final outcome. The outcomes may not be as expected and In some cases a revision may be recommended to refine your outcomes, but I would wait at least 12 months so you are fully healed before considering a revision. 
Best of luck in your recovery!
Sincerely,

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

2 months post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for enquire.

Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Kind regards, 
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-  

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 178 reviews

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