What is the best way to approach removing silicone implant and cartilage grafts from nasal tip?
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Removing Nasal Implants
What is the best way to approach removing silicone implant and cartilage grafts from nasal
Revision rhinoplasty to remove implants and grafts
- It is difficult to say whether this can be done in a closed fashion
- If you can get a previous op report, that would be great
- You should visit a revision rhinoplasty specialist who can walk you through how to get to your goal
- Even the removal of grafts may not get you back to your original nose...and you may even be able to get a better result
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Revision rhinoplasty to remove silicone implant and cartilage grafts
Silicone needs to be removed.
The options are 1) simply removing the silicone and cartilage, which may or may not leave you with residual deformity; 2) removing silicone and cartilage and making sure that the nose has symmetry and improving the nose with the nasal structures that remain; or 3) removing the silicone and cartilage and trying to improve all the features of your nose with your nasal structures and the ear cartilage graft, with the possibility of using septal cartilage graft (that is, if you still have septal cartilage).
I know it will be difficult to choose which option you would want to take. This is why choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon is most important. It will be your surgeon and you coming up with the right strategy to give you a better natural look. Good luck!
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