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Alar Base Reduction
Nostril Extension

Rhinoplasty – Corrects the center of the face

What makes Grand Rhinoplasty so special?


Rhinoplasty surgery
method by Types

Based on rich clinical experience and know-how on various kinds of difficult cases of nose, the most suitable surgery method will be recommended to achieve a beautiful nose.


Not only the alar
base but also
the bridge and tip is corrected

While improving the shape of the alar base, the nose bridge will be augmented and the tip will be beautifully designed when necessary.


Improvement of
alar base asymmetry

By correcting the alar base, the asymmetry will also be corrected considering the proportional balance of the nose.

What makes Grand
Alar Base Reduction Specia

  • 01Customized surgery plan based on the cause of wide- looking alar base

    According to the cause of wide looking alar base, it can be reduced with the most suitable method.

  • 02Alar based is reduced along with adjusting the height of the tip, angle and shape

    Along with reducing the alar base the height and shape of the tip of nose can be beautifully designed.

Alar Base Reduction is suitable for those

  • When the nose looks flat because the alar base is wide and bulbous
  • When the alars are droopying like a shape of an arrow
  • When the overall balance of face is not proportional due to the wide alars

Improvement to ideal alar base by correcting the nostril

Nostril Extension

  • Surgery duration30 min- 1 hour

  • Types of anesthesiaIV sedation

  • HospitalizationSame-Day Discharge

  • Stitch removal1-2 weeks

  • CASE 01

    When the nostrils look bigger because the alars are positioned high compare to the columella

  • CASE 02

    When the nostrils are too exposed due to upturned nasal tip

When the alars are positioned high compare to columella or the tip is upturned, the nostril can be too exposed
from the front and overall shape can look unbalanced. Nostril extension corrects the alars to a suitable length
and improves the proportion of the nose and nostril.

Method of Alar Base Extension

  • CASE 01

    V-Y advancement

    Skin is resected inside the nostril. After pushing the V-shaped resected skin to the edge, it’s sutured into Y-shape extending the alar base downward.

  • STEP 02

    Alar Cartilage Repositioning

    Alar base can be extended down by repositioning the nasal septum.

  • STEP 03

    Alar Cartilage Graft

    Alar base is corrected by grafting ear cartilage or nasal septum to the alar rim.

What makes Grand
Alar Base Extension Special

  • 01Customized surgery based on the cause of lifted alar base

    After analyzing the reason that the alars looks raised, suitable surgery is planned accordingly.

  • 02Surgery that corrects the nostril asymmetry

    When the size and shape of the nostrils are asymmetrical, it can be corrected along with Alar Base Extension surgery.

  • 03Dual Cartilage Rhinoplasty with autogenous cartilage implant

    When implant is needed to augment the bridge and tip along with Alar Base Extension, it can be done with autogenous cartilage.

  • 04Side effect such as contracture after rhinoplasty is improved

    If the shape of nostrils did not improve or the alar base gets upturned due to contracture after rhinoplasty, it can be improved through this procedure.

Alar Base Extension is suitable for those

  • Who have exposed nostri from the front because the alars are raised
  • Who have asymmetrical nostrils
  • When the nostrils still look upturned even after upturned nose correction

Materials used for rhinoplasty by types

Various rhinoplasty materials suitable for individual nose

Suitable materials are used for individual nose types.
Silicone implant is used for nasal bone and autologous cartilage is used for nasal tip.

Autologous tissues

Artificial implant


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Grand Rhinoplasty Package


Flat all the way

- from forehead to nasal bridge -


Fat grafting


Flat face

- small facial features -

Completed system with the latest
medical equipments

GRAND offers the most
advanced techniques

CCTV Observation

The guardians who have agreed in advance can observe the entire operation process in real time at CCTV observation room.


Anesthesiologists who were former university professor is present during the surgery and real-time monitoring system is equipped to check all possible situation during general anesthesia.

Surgery real-name

All the medical staffs at Grand Plastic Surgery are conscientious. Patient's surgeon will be in charge of the entire process from consultation to surgery and post-operative care to prevent damage from ghost surgery and substitute surgeon.

Emergency system fully

Grand Plastic Surgery operating rooms are fully equipped with a University hospital-level safety system, including a cardiac defibrillator for emergencies, an emergency kit, and a UPS self-generating power system in case of a power outage.

Air circulator

Air circulator that can supply clean air, elimination of dust and germs, is fully equipped in OR to prevent infection.

Management of
medical tools

All medical tools that can be easily contaminated are thoroughly sanitized and sterilized for prevention of infection.

Management of

Professional laundry services are used for patient gowns, scrubs, OP drapes, etc. to aim the sanitized laundry through strict monitoring of infection or inflammation.

Management of
inpatient rooms

Comfortable inpatient rooms are available to ease the whole surgery process of foreign patients. Professional, detailed care services are offered during their stay.

Collaboration of specialists in various fields for professional, high-quality customized solution for each patient

Grand Plastic Surgery has a systematic care system consisted of various specialists such as plastic surgeon, dermatologist, oral & maxillofacial surgeon, and anesthesiologist.
Improvement in patient’s appearance in most ideal, beautiful way is possible as 1:1 customized surgery is planed through detailed examination.

No. 1 in Plastic Surgery - Brand Award

2019 Medical Korea Awards

2019 Medical Korea Awards
- Grand Prize in Plastic Surgery

No. 1 in Anti-Aging Plastic Surgery

2019 Healthy Life Forum

Sponsored by Russian Ministry of Health
Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+
Invited Speaker Speech Rhee Sewhan, M.D.

No. 1 in Anti-Aging Brand Awards

2018 KCAI

2018 KCAI (Korean Consumer Appraisal Index)
- Grand Prize in Anti-Aging Surgery

Giving & Sharing - Social Contribution Activity

2016 Mongolian Red Cross

Mongolian Red Cross Appreciation Plaque
Surgery and treatment volunteer for
disadvantaged group

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Airport Transfer Service

Professional driver is assigned for patients from other countries to assist them from/to the airport to clinic.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Hotel Reservation Service

We provide hotel reservation service for patient's comfort before and after surgery.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


24-hour Direct Consulting Service

24-hour direct consulting service is possible for patients residing outside of Korea. Consultation will be arranged to be at the time upon patient requests.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


1:1 Translator Service

Consultants in English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Mongolian, Vietnamese and Thai assist patients throughout the whole process of Consultation-Surgery-Recovery-Post-operative care-Discharge.

Grand Plastic Surgery
Special Service
for International Patients


Multilingual Website

We provide accurate information about plastic surgery by operating our website in multiple languages for international patients. Please request an online consultation for a prompt reply.

Please follow the instructions for
the best results of the surgery!

Before and after
surgery guide

Before surgery
  • 1On the day of surgery, it’s recommended to dress comfortably and to bring a hat, sunglasses, glasses, scarves, etc.
  • 2If you are taking any medication, please tell your doctor in advance. You have to stop taking your medication from 7 to 10 days before the surgery. (Aspirin, painkillers, etc.)
  • 3If you have symptoms of cold and flu, high fever, severe phlegm or cough, it is recommended to postpone the surgery.
  • 4Please stop smoking and drinking three days before the surgery.
  • 5Please do not eat or drink anything from 6 hours before the operation.(Including candy, gum, beverage, coffee, water)
  • 6Driving immediately after surgery is dangerous, so please use public transportation or come with your guardian.
After surgery
  • 1You may have a nosebleed for a day or two and it can be wipe off with clean tissue.
  • 2Tape is used to fix the surgical site after surgery during healing process. Do no remove the tapes on your own.
  • 3Do not blow your nose too hard and do not wear glasses or sunglasses for a month.
  • 4Swelling on nasal bridge subsides after about a week from surgery and minor swelling on glabella and nasal tip gets gradually recovered and the speed of healing varies among individual.
  • 5Do not bow your head or sleep on your face and use 2-3 fluffy pillows to elevate your head over 20-30 degrees higher than heart position – this helps with swelling and bruising minimization.
  • 6Swelling is maximized up to 48 hours after surgery. Use ice pack for the first 3 days and use warm pack afterwards.
  • 7Smoking and drinking are prohibited for fast recovery. It can be done starting from 3 – 4 weeks after surgery but only in inevitable situation.
  • 8Avoid going to Sauna or hot spring for about 3 weeks after surgery.

Postoperative swelling and bruising may vary depending on the individual's constitution


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