Septorhinoplasty is usually the final surgery for a patient born with a cleft lip.
A few things combine to create common complaints:
1) Inherently different/less growth potential
2) Asymmetric and/or abnormal attachments of muscles and ligaments
3) Bony asymmetries
4) Scar tissue
5) Abnormal blood and lymphatic flow
These inevitably lead to problems breathing, and often thick and scarred nasal envelopes that are difficult to restructure.
Here, septoplasty, multiple grafts (spreader, lateral crural strut, septal extension, and tip), all work together to provide a more symmetric and projected framework. The cartilage was a combination of his own septum and from MTF cadaveric rib. Other options include one’s own ear and/or rib cartilage.
He is seen here at 1 month, with swelling improving every day.
For more, visit our Rhinoplasty page or call us at (214) 241-1997.
👨⚕️ Dr. Huay-Zong Law
☎️ (214) 241-1997
📍 Dallas, TX
📍 Plano, TX
🏥 Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
🎓 Craniofacial Fellowship Trained