Secondary Rhinoplasty and the Use of Autogenous Rib Cartilage Grafts

C. Spencer Cochran, Jack P. Gunter

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Postoperative rhinoplasty deformities-such as displacement or distortion of anatomic structures, inadequate surgery resulting in under-resection of the nasal framework, or over-resection caused by overzealous surgery-require a secondary rhinoplasty. Success in secondary rhinoplasty, therefore, relies on an accurate clinical diagnosis and analysis of the nasal deformities, a thorough operative plan to address each abnormality, and a meticulous surgical technique. Septal cartilage is the grafting material of choice for rhinoplasty; however, auricular cartilage and rib cartilage are used in secondary rhinoplasty. This article discusses the steps involved in the external approach to secondary rhinoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-382
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Costal cartilage
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rib cartilage graft
  • Secondary rhinoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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