Case 09: Rib Graft Revision Rhinoplasty

Rib Graft Revision Rhinoplasty 

This young woman in her 50’s presented with nostril asymmetry, nasal valve collapse, collapsed midvault, and decreased projection.  She underwent revision rhinoplasty nasal reconstruction with a rib graft to rebuild the nasal tip structure.  Before and after photos were taken before and one year after her surgery. 
Rib graft revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to correct issues that may arise after a previous rhinoplasty procedure that utilized rib grafts. We will discuss why someone might consider this type of rhinoplasty and what to expect from the procedure.


Why Consider a Rib Graft Revision Procedure?

A previous rhinoplasty that utilized rib grafts may result in aesthetic and functional issues such as visible irregularities, asymmetric nostrils, or a distorted nasal shape. Additionally, the rib grafts may shift or move over time, which can cause further complications. A rib graft revision can correct these issues and restore a natural-looking, functional nasal contour.


What to Expect 

A rib graft revision procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and the specific details of the surgery will depend on the individual case. In general, the procedure involves removing or reshaping the existing rib grafts, correcting any asymmetry or irregularities, and restoring a natural-looking nasal contour. Recovery time can vary, but most patients can return to work or school within two weeks of the procedure.


Contact Manhattan Rhinoplasty

If you are experiencing issues with a previous rhinoplasty procedure that utilized rib grafts, a revision rhinoplasty may be a solution for you. At Manhattan Rhinoplasty, we specialize in facial plastic surgery, including revision rhinoplasty. We are led by top facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Greogry S. Dibelius. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a natural-looking, functional nasal contour.