What grafting techniques or implants best can be used for tip elevation, projection & definition?
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Bone is neither recommended, looks artificial and resorption rates are high. Other autollogous materials show similar behaviour.
The right materials to be used as graft are cartilage from the patient's concha auricularis, septum or even rib cartilage. Also temporalis fascial may be used with success.
Tip elevation, projection and definition in a thick skinned nose
I am sorry things didn't turn out as you hoped with your first rhinoplasty.
- In general, cartilage is the best graft material for the nose.
- I have on rare occasions used a silicone graft on a very thick male nose - when the man had no ear or nose cartilage to use and would not accept a rib or human-derived graft.
- Exactly what is needed should be planned in-person with your surgeon and realistic expectations discussed.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Revision rhinoplasty candidate
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