Revision Rhino

i may have asked this before. but i have had several augmentation rhinoplasty procedures. atm i have a medpor shell implant. and a strut taken form the ear. im going to get my next procedure which will be my very first open rhino with rib cartligde to augment my tip. i would like to know if rib cartlidge makes a good strut and also if i can have a radix implant placed as my nose is still to "low". i had a septal graft but it shrunk. i really like the look of the radix implant

Doctor Answers (4)

Using rib cartilage for revision rhinoplasty


Yes, rib cartilage provides great material for a cartilagenous strut and radix graft. They are very versatile and can be carved into inumerable grafts for rhinoplasty.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision Rhinoplasty with Rib Cartilage


I like to use diced rib cartilage for the dorsum and radix. The rib carilage can also be used for tip augmentation.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rib Cartilage is Strong and Durable


The rib cartilage is a powerful resource for nasal reconstruction:

  • it can be shaped to be placed almost anywhere in the nasal framework
  • it is an abundant material: though harvesting requires a scar on the chest, there is a lot of high quality graft material that can be retrieved
  • the rib cartilage is strong
  • the rib cartilage "takes well" and is durable

It is worth considering using the rib cartilage to augment the radix, and support the dorsum and the tip.

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Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Rib in radix


Rib grafts can be used anywhere on the nose - they make especially good grafts for the dorsum and radix

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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