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What are the reasons to undergo rhinoplasty with rib cartilage? Los Angeles revision rhinoplasty

What are the reasons to undergo rhinoplasty with rib cartilage?


The use of cartilage for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty depends on the amount of structural support in hand in the nose prior to surgery.  The patients who undergo revision rhinoplasty surgery or who seek consultation for revision rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will undergo a comprehensive examination to determine how much bone and cartilage structural support there is in the nose.  The patients who have had multiple surgeries and who have a loss of bony support of cartilage support in the septum may benefit from a procedure in which rib cartilage is used to support the nose and to add more projection for cosmetic and functional improvement.  Rib cartilage has been used for decades to support the nasal bridge and nasal dorsum in patients who have had multiple nose surgeries or who have no intrinsic dorsal support.  The bridge of the nose can be corrected and enhanced with a rib cartilage graft and these grafts have been shown to remain for decades after the procedure. 


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery and provides expertise in revision rhinoplasty and specialist in rhinoplasty surgery.  Rib grafts are usually used as a last resort for significant dorsal bridge problem for lack of structural support after multiple rhinoplasties.  If you have questions about rib graft surgery or revision rhinoplasty surgery for correction of functional breathing problems or cosmetic appearance of the nose, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with his expertise regarding revision rhinoplasty or cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery.  Please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty surgery.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills and in Santa Monica in an outpatient surgery center.  Call 310-998-5533.

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