Nose too narrow and small for my face

need revision surgery after my primary made my nose too narrow and small for my face . Had a cephalic trim.can t breath well )Doctor suggested onlay tip graft to widen the tip and alar rim grafts to support the rims . The thing is my nostril walls are narrow as well . Should I add alar strut graft to support the nostril walls and the area where the lower lateral cartilage was trimed. What is the best graft to reverse cephalic trim .Please help I can t take this small narrow nose anymore . Thank you

Doctor Answers 4

Revision rhinoplasty for a narrow nose

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Dear nothappy11,

  • You can use cartilage grafting to reinforce and rebuild the nose after primary rhinoplasty
  • You will likely need rib cartilage if you not have septal cartilage left
  • See a revision rhinoplasty specialist who can address all of your concerns

Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty

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I'm sorry to hear that you need to seek revision rhinoplasty surgery.  Please consult with a board certified specialist in the face who can help and guide you towards achieving the results you seek.  A thorough evaluation of both the inside and outside of your nose is recommended to determine the best solution for your nose.  3-dimensional computer imaging can help you visualize the areas of concern as well as what you may look like afterwards.  

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Rhinoplasty revision

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It is impossible to answer your question without a proper evaluation in person or at least seeing photos in person.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Options regarding revision rhinoplasty

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  • It would be very difficult to determine exactly what you would need based on description alone. You certainly need to have a face-to-face evaluation done by an experienced surgeon who does a significant amount of revision rhinoplasty's. There is certainly a number of options available to you but it would be difficult to determine which would be best without seeing you

William G. Hart Jr., MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon

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