Will a Revision for a Hanging Collumela Cost More Than the Initial Surgery?

What is the safest revision rhinoplasty technique after an unsatisfactory hanging collumela nose job?

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Repair of hanging columella costs less than initial surgery

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The cost of columellaplasty under general anesthesia is $3,000.  However, if your original rhinoplasty surgeon is performing it as a touch up or revision, the cost is much less. A columellaplasty is a relatively simple procedure that trims back both the skin and cartilage of the columella to tuck it inwards so that it does not hang down.  This can be done under either a local or a general anesthesia depending on the patient’s needs, wishes, and desires.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hanging columellar repair

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Isolated repair of a hanging columella can be done under local anesthesia in an office procedure room without an anesthesiologist. This should reduce the overall costs substantially.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will a Revision for a Hanging Collumela Cost More Than the Initial Surgery?

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A Columellar tuck is a small, isolated procedure that doesn't require a full Rhinoplasty and as such should not cost the same IMHO.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Revision for Hanging Columella

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Nasal revision to correct a hanging columella is much easier than a full rhinoplasty. Depending on your wishes, this can be done under local anesthesia. The columella is mobilized, lifted, and sutured in an elevated position.  The surgical fee should be significantly less.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
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