NYC / Tri-State Ethnic Alarplasty & Tiplasty needed? Opinions please (photos)
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Hello and thank you for your question. It is tempting for many patients and some surgeons to do this under local anesthesia, but I dont think this is a good idea. I frequently perform alarplasty with tip refining surgery. Your surgeon can
accomplish this by trimming, suturing, and reshaping the cartilage in your
lower nose. In my practice this procedure is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room with a board-certified MD anesthesiologist present. 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
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