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Homologous Cartilage Graft. Is Such a Graft to My Nose Tip Safe? What Are Symptoms Of Infection?

hi, i have had a small rhinoplasty revision around 2 years age where a homologous cartilage graft has been added to the lower tip of my nose. I am satisfied with the look but i was wondering if such a graft is safe and whether it might get infected or not? In case of infection, what are the symptoms? Thanks

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Homologous graft in revision rhinoplasty

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Yes homoloous grafts are safe. Infection at this stage is unlikely and it would present as pain swelling and redness.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Homologous Cartilage Graft. Is Such a Graft to My Nose Tip Safe? What Are Symptoms Of Infection?

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 Using cartilage grafts during Rhinoplasty is very safe.  Infection would create pain, swelling and redness of the skin which should prompt you to see your Rhinoplasty Surgeon ASAP.  

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Homograft costal cartilage for rhinoplasty

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I wrote a medical manuscript using homograft costal cartilage for rhinoplasty, and it is very safe to use.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty 2 Years Ago with Homologous Cartilage Grafts

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Infection 2 years after a rhinoplasty with homologous cartilage grafts is very, very unlikely. The signs and symptoms of an infection include swelling, redness, pain, and drainage. I would not waste time worrying about that unlikely complication. Enjoy your new nose.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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