Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty
When cartilage is used as a graft material, it's stability over time may depend on the size, shape, location, and source of a the graft.
Many smaller graft that are well covered by soft tissue are stable and do not change much. For a larger graft that is more visible, even a light position shift or warp will be more visible.
Whether a patient needs an additional surgery to correct a graft warp, shift or size change depends on how dramatic the change is...