Location: New York
Member since 1/9/2009


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Questions from Sara04

Composite Grafting for Retracted Nostrils?

I have been told that I need composite grafts using ear cartilage and skin to lower my severely retracted nostrils (after 2 surgeries). This sounds like a scary procedure. Is... READ MORE

Rib Cartilage Grafts for Rhinoplasty?

I heard rib cartilage grafts can warp in the nose when used for Rhinoplasty. Is this true? What are other possible risks of using this for the procedure? READ MORE

Rib or Ear Cartilage for Rhinoplasty?

I have had two rhinoplasties already. I have no more septum left to rebuild my nose tip. Which is better to use for this: rib or ear cartilage and why? READ MORE

Filler Now, Small Revision Rhinoplasty Later for Nose Dent?

I need to have a dent above my tip filled in after a revision rhinoplasty. Can I have temporary filler put in for the year I will have to wait before a more permanent solution,... READ MORE

Which is Safer for a Dent in the Tip of the Nose: Restylane or Radiesse?

Which is safer/better for dent in the tip of the nose (for non-surgical rhinoplasty), restylane or radiesse? READ MORE

Is There Something About Rib Cartilage That Makes the Nose Swell a Lot when It is Used?

Or is it just a coincidence that the nose swells a lot when it is used, since it is often used in open, revision rhinoplasties which result in a lot of swelling anyway? READ MORE

"Gentle" 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide "Spot" Cream Left Me with a Patch of Brownish-red Skin

I am fair-skinned. This happened several months ago and it is still apparent. What can be done? READ MORE

Can Restylane Cause Nasal Discoloration?

I Have Heard That Restylane in the Nose Can Cause Discoloration? Have You Seen This? READ MORE

Can Retin-A Thicken Nasal Skin?

Is It Safe to Put Retin-A on a Patch of (1 Yr. Post-op) Thinned Nasal Skin to Thicken It? READ MORE

Discussions started by Sara04

Uneven swelling the cause of nose asymmetry?

Since my revision rhinoplasty five months ago, the two sides of my nose have been very different. On one side, the upper part was huge after the cast came off and remains... READ MORE

Recent comments from Sara04

Exactly. Plus, the worst reason in the world to get surgery is in reaction to what others say. I would seriously suggest therapy before surgery. So many things can go wrong in rhinoplasty. READ COMMENT

There are no guarantees with any surgeon; none of them have perfect records. But the ones I gave you already are all experts in complex reconstructions, do them a lot. See what those guys say and go from there. There is no easy way out... READ COMMENT

I have seen some nice work by him, but truthfully, he seems like he is more for a first revision if things are not destroyed, not really a rib specialist. If things are pretty minor and you have septal maybe. I think of him as more... READ COMMENT

Aha! Now, you must keep score. If most say rib (harder surgery for them), then why does the one say ear? You have to go with the majority opinion, not the easy out option. Most modern doctors have abandoned ear for complex revisions... READ COMMENT