How Long Should I Wait to Get a Third Alar Base Resection?

I had an Alar base resection two months ago. The base is still not as narrow as i wanted it. How soon can i have a third one???

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Wait a year

It's best to wait about year for your nose to regain strength after your surgeries. You can reassess the situation at that time as well.

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Third Alar Base Resection?

   To be honest with you, I have never had to perform this more than once.  I would be cautious about external valve compromise.

Alar base resection

I think that if you have already had two and you are only two months out, you should wait to be re-evlauted for 6 months to a year.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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