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New York city, NY

Question about nose tip revision. What's the difference in using NOSE cartilage instead of EAR cartilage to make tip smaller.

2 years ago had tip surgery to make it smaller but after surgery tip is still round and big, so planing in having a revision. This time another doctor told me he will use nose catilage to make the tip smaller instead of ear cartilage. First time did it with ear cartilage. Is it true nose cartilage can make tip smaller?, aslo is there any danger using nose cartilage?.

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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July 29, 2010 4:15 AM

The differences are in thicknesses. and incisions away from nose. Best of luck. (more)
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Facial plastic surgeon
Herndon, VA
United States
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November 28, 2008 4:28 PM

There are some characteristic differences among nasal septal cartilage, ear cartilage and rib cartilage. They feel different. They carve differently. And they have different natural (more)
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