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I’m not happy with the results of my nose job and will need to have a revision rhinoplasty

Question:

I’m not happy with the results of my nose job and will need to have a revision rhinoplasty. I believe I’m going to need some sort of graft used and I would like to know what the difference is between artificial and natural implants and what their pros and cons are.

Answer:

I always try to use a natural implant in the form of a nasal septal cartilage graft or an ear cartilage graft. Cartilage can easily be carved and shaped and used to modify the nasal tip region. Because it is your own substance, it incorporates into it’s new location with minimal complications. However, if all you need is a graft to enhance your profile an artificial graft can be safely used. Success of any graft depends on avoiding infection, avoiding undesirable visibility of the graft, and providing a natural appearance.

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