Open Rhinoplasty in Secondary Cases

  • Alberto Di Giuseppe
  • Luca Grassetti


Open rhinoplasty has become a common procedure as the patients willing to correct poor results after primary rhinoplasties or after trauma have increased. The more aggressive the first rhinoplasty, the more complicated will be the repairing process of the nose. In most of the cases, the key for a successful secondary rhinoplasty is to reconstruct the lower third of the nose, often compromised by the first operation or by a trauma. The authors describe restructuring the lower third of the nose in Caucasian and ethnic noses.


Cartilage Graft Secondary Case Cartilage Septum Alar Cartilage Open Rhinoplasty 
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Some of the anatomical drawings are taken from the book “Rhinoplasty: State of the Art” by Ronald Gruber and George Peck and from the book “Open Structure Rhinoplasty” by Calvin Johnson and Dean Toriumi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgeryTorrette hospitalAnconaItaly

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