Nose too narrow and small for my face
5 months ago
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)
- 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
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.
It is impossible to answer your question without a proper evaluation in person or at least seeing photos in person. Good luck.
- 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
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