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If a rib graft was required for rhinoplasty would there be much scarring at the rib area?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Question

I was wondering if a rib graft was required for rhinoplasty surgery, would there be much scarring at the rib area after surgery?

Answer

The donor site scar for rib graft harvesting is usually approximately 4.5 cm long placed 8 to 12 cm below the nipple but toward the mid line.

In most instances, it appears like a line scar, but it can be subject to scar hypertrophy requiring treatment.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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