Nose too narrow and small for my face

need revision surgery after my primary made my nose too narrow and small for my face . Had a cephalic trim.can t breath well )Doctor suggested onlay tip graft to widen the tip and alar rim grafts to support the rims . The thing is my nostril walls are narrow as well . Should I add alar strut graft to support the nostril walls and the area where the lower lateral cartilage was trimed. What is the best graft to reverse cephalic trim .Please help I can t take this small narrow nose anymore . Thank you

Doctor Answers 4

Options regarding revision rhinoplasty

  • It would be very difficult to determine exactly what you would need based on description alone. You certainly need to have a face-to-face evaluation done by an experienced surgeon who does a significant amount of revision rhinoplasty's. There is certainly a number of options available to you but it would be difficult to determine which would be best without seeing you

Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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621 S New Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Revision rhinoplasty for a narrow nose

Dear nothappy11,

  • You can use cartilage grafting to reinforce and rebuild the nose after primary rhinoplasty
  • You will likely need rib cartilage if you not have septal cartilage left
  • See a revision rhinoplasty specialist who can address all of your concerns

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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201 South Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Revision Rhinoplasty

I'm sorry to hear that you need to seek revision rhinoplasty surgery.  Please consult with a board certified specialist in the face who can help and guide you towards achieving the results you seek.  A thorough evaluation of both the inside and outside of your nose is recommended to determine the best solution for your nose.  3-dimensional computer imaging can help you visualize the areas of concern as well as what you may look like afterwards.  

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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416 North Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Rhinoplasty revision

It is impossible to answer your question without a proper evaluation in person or at least seeing photos in person.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

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