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Hello, I had a rhinoplasty in May 2006 where my dorsal hump, width, and tried to reduce the tip. When the cast was first taken off my nose was perfect but then It started to swell and stayed large. I also noticed my nose has the "scooped" out look.I emailed my pictures to a surgeon and he recomended using a thin rib graft taken from me. I was wondering if rib grafts are a good solution and if they have the least complications of nasal augumenting materials? Also, if I get the graft and don't like it, would getting it removed cause excessive scar tissue formation or fibrosis?
It is difficult to determine exactly what your needs are without seeing additional photos and/or performing an examination. There is no material that will provide the "least" complications. To fix a dorsum, septal cartilage won’t be enough. I use the perichondrium from rib, put it under the skin and then inject diced cartilage between the bone and perichondrium and build it up slowly. It works incredible.
If you wish, you may send any photos to my office and I would be happy to evaluate them for you. You may send photos to Lisa, my patient care coordinator at Lisa@spaldingplasticsurgery.com. Thank you and best of luck.
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