What was the patient’s complaint?
The patient had had an open Structure cosmetic Rhinoplasty at Trivandrum a couple of years ago. She was dissatisfied with the same as the projection of the nose was not adequate. Also, she felt that the place where the nose begins, or the radix was not prominent. Thus she approached Richardsons Craniofacial hospital and requested an for a revision rhinoplasty appointment with Dr. Sunil Richardson.
What was the modus operandi decided by us?
Since she needed more prominence at both the radix and the dorsum along with a narrowing of the nose, extra cartilage or other material was needed. All the options available were clearly explained to the patient by the assistant surgeon which included, medpore, silicon, cartilage, and bone. After consulting with her parents, she was okay for us to go ahead with rib cartilage graft for the same.
How was the revision rhinoplasty SURGERY done?
Dr. Richardson used a closed approach for this nose job. This is because of her earlier scar in the transcollumellar region. Also, because she didn’t want any further scar.
This surgery took just an hour including the rib harvest. She would stay at the hospital for a couple of days at most.