Revision Rhinoplasty with Medpor and Conchal Implant--was the Medpor a Mistake?

I foolishly agreed to elevate a tip when my doctor suggested it at the last minute before surgery for a bulbous tip & regretted it immediately. I went to him for a tip reduction & I now have a ball at the end of my nose. He's reputable, but I worry--did I prolong the time my nose will be swollen? Will the prednisone help? Does it help I have my own cartilage in my nose? In a week, much of the swelling was gone but the ball remains & I am worried I undid any effects of tip reduction.

Doctor Answers 3

Implant with Rhinoplasty

Any prosthetic implants will likely cause prolonged swelling in the nose and risks extrusion.  For that reason, I only use your own tissue for augementation.  Without photos, it is difficult to fully address your issues.  It is very important that you consult a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with your concerns.

Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty with Medpor and Conchal Cartilage

Over the past 35 years I've never used Medpor in rhinoplasty surgery. I prefer to use the patient's own cartilage. Having said that, you need to let healing progress for 9-12 months after the operation before evaluating your result.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision Rhinoplasty with Medpor and Conchal Cartilage

It's very difficult to assess your nose without see pictures of your concerns. In addition, how much time has elapsed since the surgery??

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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