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Cost of Simple Alar Base Reduction?

how much does alar base reduction surgery cost, especially if it's minor and uncomplicated? Also can it being done without being put under general anesthesia (only local anesthesia)?

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No surgery is "simple"

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Sara,

Please do not consider your proposed nasal surgery to be "simple and uncomplicated". ALL surgery, no matter how minor, carries risks. Although the risks are rare, they are still there. After all, you could win the Lotto too. I have seen your photo and it is true that you probably do not need a full rhinoplasty, but do not minimize it. Take it seriously, accept that there are risks, and a smooth uncomplicated recovery will be that much sweeter. Local anesthesia is not a great idea since the nose is a very sensitive structure. Good luck!


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Alar base reduction

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While an alar base reduction can be done under striaght local, it is probably more comfortable for you to have it under sedation as well. The cost varies form region to region so you should find the right doctor first. The price will be comparable in the area you choose. Remember the surgery results will last a lifetime so choose wisely. Sometimes the extra cost is worth it.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Alar base reduction cost

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An uncomplicated alar base reduction can be performed under local/nerve blocks in the office and the charge in the Philadelphia area will run around $2,000.00. Be sure you discuss with your surgeon (board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon) if that will be enough to accomplish your goals. Talk about potential risks and complications and what your surgeon will do if, in the rare instance, this does happen.

Theodore Katz, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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There are many factors that effect the price including regional diffrences. However, If done under local anesthesia, it is my impression that this would tend to run in the range of $2500.

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Alar Base Reduction Pricing

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No nose surgery should be entered into without a full realization of the potential risks.  While the procedure can be done under local anesthesia, you may be better served with sedation. The cost would be about $2000 - $3000.

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Alar Base Reduction

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Alar base reduction as an isolated procedure may or may not be appropriate. I always want to look at the big picture to maintain proper balance in the final result after any type of rhinoplasty surgery. Alar base alterations can be done under local anesthesia and would cost $2000-$3000.

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Alar base resection

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Cost can vary from city to city and between surgeons. It also depends on whether you have the surgery done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. If you have it under local, you will avoid hospital and anesthesia fees. In the end, you are likely looking at somewhere between $2500 and $5000 if the surgery is limited to alar base resection alone.

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