Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji successfully performed the rhinoplasty or nose correction. A costochondral graft (rib graft) was harvested and used to reconstruct the collapsed nasal framework. The surgery was approached from inside the nose so there will be no scar formation. Alar base on the right side was at a lower level compared to other side due to cleft defect. This was corrected by raising the floor of nose intraorally using costochondral graft thus nose was made symmetrical on either side.
Huge unsightly lip scar defect which was formed due to previous lip surgery done elsewhere also corrected and shape of the vermillion was reconstructed. Immediately after surgery, the nose appeared sharp and definite giving a more pleasing appearance. The patient was very happy to have his nose and lip defect corrected without much visible surgical marks.