Typical cost of Alar Composite Grafting to correct Alar Retraction/Nostril Show?

What can I expect in terms of cost for alar composite grafting to correct alar retraction / overly exposed nostrils as a standalone procedure?

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Cost of a revision rhinoplasty for a composite skin graft

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A thorough examination of the external and internal portion of the nose is required to make a determination about what procedures specifically are needed to address alar retraction.  Alar rim grafts, composite skin grafts, and alar batten grafts are all used to deal with this issue.  For more information, many examples, and our current price list, please see the link and the video below

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Your nose

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This can not be answered without seeing you. It is very rare to have to graft to the alae. More common, they are trimmed. You need to be seen to know what you need.and what it will cost. 

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Nostril issue

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The fee will vary from surgeon to surgeon. You would have to be seen in person to determine what will be necessary to accomplish your goals. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Alar batten grafts

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Hello and thank you for your question. You may be a candidate for alar batten grafts.  Cost varies based on geographic region and surgeon expertise.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

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