An expert in complex rhinoplasties is vital for a successful revision.
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty is a personal one that can take years to make. It can be frustrating when the results don’t align with your aesthetic goals, or if you experience functional or other complications. Revision rhinoplasties are complex surgeries that correct problems. Sometimes cartilage grafts are needed. This cartilage can come from the nasal septum when available, from behind one or both ears, or from a rib.
If rib cartilage is recommended, this can be obtained through a small incision on the chest (in the groove under the breast for women), or, sterilized frozen cadaver cartilage can be used. Your surgeon will let you know if a cartilage graft is recommended for you, and what type. Of course, you’ll be able to discuss the choice with your doctor to make sure it fits with your desires.
Revision rhinoplasty can be difficult to perform and demands the skill of a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures and has a proven success record with revisional procedures. The Spiegel Center surgeons have advanced training in this area, and The Spiegel Center is now one of the top choices for revision rhinoplasty referrals worldwide.