I recently had rhinoplasty/septoplasty. Can Alar Rim Grafts Be Removed?

I recently had rhinoplasty/septoplasty. My surgeon said I had too much nostril show, so I agreed to alar rim grafts crafted from septal cartilage. I don't like the shape of my nostrils at all, now. Are these grafts removable, and if so, how difficult is this procedure? Thank you for your time.

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Alar rim graft removal after open rhinoplasty

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Yes the grafts are removable, and would essentially be done through an open rhinoplasty technique. However, these always seem unusual at first, and are hard to get used to.  I would advise you to not remove it now and wait at least 6 to 8 months before making a decision, because the nostril will look much better over this period of time.


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