Post 10 mths rev. Ear cartilage was to have been used only for rebuilding nostrils. It was placed on my bridge, sides of bridge & tip creating much wider, larger nose than primary nose. Grafting has collapsed & is blocking an airway. Nostrils were set too flat & flared to allow normal inhaling. Nose looks completely different than primary. A photo has been included. Do you have suggestions for my receiving help?
How to Fix Rhinoplasty with Graft That Collapsed?(photo)
Doctor Answers (4)
Ear cartilage grafts
although ear cartilage makes a good graft for the nose it typically lacks structural support and is not the best graft to correct nasal collapse - rib grafts are typically much stronger
Rhinoplasty with graft that collapsed
Sorry for the issues. I recommend travel to the real expert in fixing deformed rhinoplasties -Jack Gunter in Dallas, Tx. Worth it in the long run.
From MIAMI DR. B
I'm sorry about your unfortunate experience. Your picture shows you have multiple cosmetic problems and you describe a compromised airway. You need an expert revision rhinoplasty surgeon who can improve form and function.
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