This young lady underwent alar base (nostril) reduction under local anesthesia

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This 23 year old female desired to have a narrower nostril base. Dr. Repta and the patient discussed her options including her desire to minimize cost and downtime. The patient underwent an alar base reduction under local anesthesia. The patient drove herself to the office and the procedure took about 1 hour. She is shown just 1 week after her procedure with improved width of her nose at the nostril level. Although some swelling is present the results shown depict what can be accomplished quite easily under local anesthesia.

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