Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients had their initial rhinoplasty by a surgeon with ENT training. If this is the case, their original surgery likely entailed a septoplasty for a deviated septum. Septoplasty requires removal of cartilage and bone from the septum. This cartilage is commonly needed for grafting purposes during rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. If there is insufficient septal cartilage remaining from the previous septoplasty, then the rhinoplasty surgeon may need to use ear cartilage or rib cartilage. Frequently, there is residual cartilage remaining after a septoplasty and this can be salvaged for the rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.
Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.