How Much Does It Cost to Narrow a Very Wide Nose? (photo)

I would like to narrow my nose about 3/8 to 1/2 inch. Would more need to be done in the process of narrowing my nose, like bone breakage, reshaping considerations, etc? Or would i simply be able to have my nose narrowed without or complications or issues arising?

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How Much Does It Cost to Narrow a Very Wide Nose?

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 From the photos provided, the nasal tip can be narrowed, however the flared nostrils should also be reduced during the Rhinoplasty or more accurately, the Tip-plasty.  The nasal tip is cartilage and there's no reason to break the nasal bones when dealing with the nasal tip.  The cost for a tip-plasty can be around $7,000.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty to narrow a wide nose

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 There are multiple maneuvers during the rhinoplasty procedure to accomplish the goals of  narrowing the nose. Medial and lateral osteotomies accomplish narrowing the nasal bones and accompanying upper lateral cartilages. The tip is narrowed with a combination of cartilage removal and tip suturing techniques to narrow and refine the tip. An alar-plasty involves removing small wedges of skin at the base of the nostrils to narrow the alar base. Please see the link below for examples in our rhinoplasty photo gallery and price list

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Does It Cost to Narrow a Very Wide Nose?

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             You can reduce the size of the tip and narrow the base of the nose for about $5000 on the low end.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Narrowing the nose

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It is hard to tell from the photos if you need your bones broken. If you only need the tip narrowed, the bones don't need to be broken. You would also benefit from cutting out a segment of your nostrils, referred to alar wedge excisions. This would reduce the flare of the nostrils which appear too wide to me.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Several "nose narrowing" options exist

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Thank you for the question and the photos.  There are several ways a nose can be narrowed including the width of the nostrils, the width of the tip, or the width of the dorsum.  The least expensive would be the width of your nostrils.  A front view photo would be needed to determine which area would need narrowing.  Nostril width narrowing can be done under local anesthesia and would cost about 2K.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Narrowing a Very Wide Nose

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A rhinoplasty will be necessary to narrow your wide nose. While there is a risk of complications with every operation, this is a safe procedure with minimal complications if done by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for Wide Nose

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Various techniques may be used to narrow a wide nose, such as osteotomies, onlay grafts for the bridge, tip suturing, etc. You should consult with an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon who can show successful results in patients with similar noses to yours.

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon

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