Can 8mm diced cartilage fascia graft be removed from nose after 1 year? Didn't want graft so high.
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Revision rhinoplasty after diced cartilage-fascia graft
You should wait at least 1 year prior to considering revision rhinoplasty. If you are unhappy with your result and you have discussed your concerns with your surgeon, you may consider seeking another opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon. Make sure you do your research as you should see a surgeon that has both experience with revision rhinoplasty and also the use of diced cartilage-fascia grafts. A good starting point would be to visit the website of the Rhinoplasty Society. Another opinion with an experienced surgeon may provide you options for improvement, or alternatively, may confirm what you first surgeon has said.
Removing a diced cartilage fascia graft.
Diced cartilage graft removal
The timing though will be the key as it is going to be more difficult early after surgery and for at least a couple of months.
That is why it is suggested that revision rhinoplasty be 6 -12 months after the original surgery. Given that you are 1 year post surgery it is likely that the swelling has resolved and the solution to your concerns will be a revision rhinoplasty with removal of the cartilage graft.
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