This man is breathing well at 7 weeks after his cleft rhinoplasty and fat grafting to his upper lip.
Septoplasty and spreader grafts, with tensioning of the upper lateral cartilages over the grafts, helped his breathing. This is like having an internal Breathe Right strip people use for snoring and nasal collapse.
His contour and projection match his face well, with his dorsum straighter and tip projection increased.
An onlay alar graft and tip graft helped to soften his alar groove, and added to his tip support.
Finally, the fat graft to his upper lip acts as a permanent filler, balancing the thinner upper lip with the more full lower lip. I generally prefer using fat over dermal fillers, as I like giving the longest-lasting results with the fewest number of procedures. Plus, insurance will cover the fat graft procedure, and fillers are paid cash out of pocket.
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👨⚕️ Dr. Huay-Zong Law
☎️ (214) 241-1997
📍 Dallas, TX
📍 Plano, TX
🏥 Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
🎓 Craniofacial Fellowship Trained