Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg.  2021 Jan;27(1):43-45. 10.14730/aaps.2020.02341.

A solution for revision rhinoplasty with thinned nasal tip skin: An extended dermofat graft

  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Korea


The emphasis on tip plasty in Asian rhinoplasty has led to heightened concerns about complications regarding nasal tip skin. Although uncommon, these complications can cause tremendous frustration to surgeons when encountered. Conventional methods such as skin graft or healing by secondary intention cause an unpleasant scar. Instead, an extended dermofat graft in revision rhinoplasty enables both replacement of the dorsal implant and adequate coverage of the nasal tip without modifying the previous tip plasty. A patient who experienced nasal tip skin thinning after augmentation rhinoplasty was treated successfully with an extended dermofat graft. The authors believe that this is a solid method for managing patients with nasal tip skin complications.


Rhinoplasty / Esthetics / Nose deformities
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