Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients who have had a previous rib graft placed in their nose are curious if they can keep the existing rib graft. Revision rhinoplasty for a rib graft will require reshaping or replacing of the rib graft depending if the graft is warped, resorbed, shifted, or lost correction. If the graft is viable and can be reused or reshaped, it could be removed, changed, and replaced. If the graft is beyond repair, then a new rib graft or cadaver rib may be necessary.
Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas.