What is the recovery period for alarplasty?
Alarplasty can be done alone but it is often done in combination with tip-plasty or dorsal augmentation surgery. If done alone, the recovery period for alarplasty can be rather short.
I review my patients on the 5th day after surgery and that's when the stitches are removed. There may be residual swelling, of which most of it would settle within the next 2 weeks. Final results are best observed after 6 months. Most patients are able to return to work within 5-7 days.
Hope this answers your question.
Have a great week ahead!
Dr. Terence Goh
Plastic Surgeon | AZATACA Plastic Surgery