Rhinoplasty or an alar base reduction? Portland doctors. (photos)
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Rhinoplasty versus alar base reduction
A rhinoplasty procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure which involves changing the entire shape of the nose including the tip, bridge and nasal bones. An alar base reduction can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure. This involves removal of a small wedge of skin at the base of the nostrils to narrow them. For more information, many examples and our current price list, please see the video and the link below
Alar base reduction
Healing time for both is about a week. Cost varies per surgeon so I would recommend going to see a rhinoplasty specialist who can provide both options for you. Best of luck.
Alar Base Concerns
Thanks for your post. From your photos, you do not appear to be a good candidate for an alar base reduction. I recommend you consult with Dr. Tom D. Wang, Facial Plastic Surgeon. He will give you an honestly and realistic evaluation for your alar base and nostril concerns. Best wishes.