How long until Alarplasty scars are fully healed

How long until Alarplasty scars are fully healed?

The healing process for Alarplasty, also known as nostril surgery, can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure.

  1. Generally, it can take several weeks for the initial swelling and bruising to subside and for the incision lines to begin to fade. However, it can take several months for the scars to fully heal and for the final results to become visible.
  2. During the first few days after surgery, it is common for patients to experience swelling and bruising around the nostrils. This can be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication. Stitches or staples used to close the incisions will typically be removed within a week to 10 days.
  3. Once the initial swelling and bruising have subsided, the incision lines will start to fade. However, they may still be visible and may take several months to fully heal. During this time, it is important to protect the scars from sun exposure and to avoid picking or scratching at them.
  4. After the incision lines have fully healed, the final results of the surgery should be visible. However, it is important to note that the healing process can take up to a year. During this time, the scars may continue to improve and become less noticeable.

In any case, it's important to follow the post-surgery instructions given by your surgeon, including avoiding strenuous activities, avoiding sun exposure and keeping the area clean, in order to promote healing and minimize the risk of complications.