4 months post primary rhino, 1 month post implant removal, nose is uneven. Is it due to swelling, or do I need revision? (Photo)
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Revision rhinoplasty post implant removal
When more graft material is necessary, I prefer using ones own rib cartilage taken from underneath the rectus muscle so that it does not create a deformity. Warping can be an issue so one has to work very hard at fashioning the graft from a piece that does not exhibit this tendency. I have not used cadaver cartilage for this purpose. I have also had success with medpore, which is a porous although more rigid onlay graft which appears to be more resistant to infection. This graft I do cover with acellular dermis to avoid adhesion to the skin which can create some outlining of the graft.
Revision rhinoplasty or not.
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4 months post primary rhino, 1 month post implant removal, nose is uneven. Is it due to swelling, or do I need revision?
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