How would a *second* rib harvest revision rhinoplasty work?
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Another rib may be obtainable from the same incision, but probably not. An exam would determine this. If the nose needs to be lengthened, the old graft may be able to be repositioned or may need to be discarded and a new graft put in. Occasionally, the graft can be added onto. If you already had rib inserted, it is doubtful that native (septal) cartilage would be available or have the structural integrity to lengthen in a revision. Seek out an expert in your area for a consultation. Best wishes.
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Rib harvest revision rhinoplasty
If you need that much more cartilage you have to wonder if lack of Cartlidge is the issue or if there's something wrong with the soft tissue envelope around the bone and cartilage of the nose. Most likely had multiple surgeries. I think your revision rhinoplasty issues are likely too complex to get good information here. I'd suggest you get in person evaluations with people like Dean Toriumi, MD Chicago or Umang Metha, MD Menlo Park or Sam Most, MD Palo Alto or Donald Yoo, MD of Beverly Hills.
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First I question if more rib cartilage is necessary. I'd only recommend that if no septal or ear cartilage is available. Another choice might be to reposition the extension graft that is in place. Discuss your options with your surgeon.
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