Revision Rhinoplasty Questions About Rib Grafting and Vulnerability?

I see many have questions about rib graft rhinoplasty in revision. But the questions I didn't come across is: How more fragile is your nose after extensive grafting(like dorsal onlay graft) is it more fragile than a natural nose after healing is done? Let's say somebody punch you on your nose 1 year after, what will happen with the grafts? the second question is: How more fragile is your rib cage after rib graft harvest. Let's say you get a kick on your ribs after healing is done. Thank you

Doctor Answers (1)

Rib cartilage grafts


Rib cartilage grafts are pretty durable. They should not destabilize the rib cage, and they once healed the nose is pretty solid.  Sure a good punch in the nose could cause a fracture.

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