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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"


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!

Alar base reduction

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
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Alar base reduction cost

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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Cost of alar base reduction

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.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Paying for an Alar Base Reduction

The exact cost of your alar base reduction is nearly impossible to determine over the internet. The cost of the surgery depends on factors such as your location, the facility in which the operation is to be performed, and the experience of the surgeon you choose.To establish a more an accurate price range, I would suggest that you consult a few doctors in your region. This way, you can better determine if the surgery is realistic and practical for you and decide which doctor you feel most comfortable with.

Sam Rizk, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Rhinoplasty cost

Pricing varies depending on the surgeon and city where they are. It can also depend on the type of rhinoplasty you want and the extent of correction required. In Toronto, Ontario, it ranges from $8000-$10000. 

Alar Base Reduction Pricing

The costs of rhinoplasty like the costs most procedures vary significantly among regions and even within a county. The costs are higher in more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles, or in areas with fewer board certified plastic surgeons. We currently charge starting at $2000 + MD Anesthesia related costs for tip rhinoplasty. Because you can get quality work for less in South Florida, many patients will come from throughout the country and world to have surgery here.

To ensure quality work at most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. These surgeons must maintain the highest standards to keep accreditation. Moreover, the surgeons are motivated to ensure quality and properly trained staff (to minimize time and frustration in surgery), private and comfortable facilities (to ensure continued referrals), and less waste (to ensure that they can remain competitive financially with other centers).

Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Alar Base Reduction

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.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Alar base resection

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.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

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