After R-plasty there are two lines down the center of my nose where the bone was rasped off. I know that the bottom half of nose is cartalige. Are these two lines cartalige from underneath where the hump bone was rasped off or still bone..Thanks!
After Rhinoplasty There Are Two Lines Down the Center of my Nose - Is This Cartalige or Bone?
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Lines Down the Center of Nose after Rhinoplasty
The lines down the center of your nose may be cartilage and/or bone, depending on their exact location. Your surgeon is the best person to answer your question.
Appearance of lines from rhinoplasty
It is not either bone or cartilage but both. The upper one third is cartilage whereas the lower two thirds tends to be cartilage.
Two lines down side of nose
There can be several things that may cause lines down the sides of the nose. It may represent the nasal bones that are a bit prominent. It can also be spreader grafts or cartilage formt he middle vault. Hard to say without an exam.
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Your surgeon can best answer your question. The "lines" may be the edges of your nasal bones, or they may be the edges of cartilage spreader grafts (if they were used). Consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Good luck and be well.
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