hi septal gee,
it was my 3rd op around 3 weeks ago in London with a reputable doctor, after a botched one last year with a different doctor, after which almost no cartilage was left in my nose. i needed a rib for lengthening and pretty much everything (not sure why this time the surgeon didn't use ear for certain parts).
overall, it is not a bad job, but there are things i'm still unhappy about, such as over projection and some dents, which i don't think will go away with time. i think i look kinda normal-ish, but don't really feel like myself, if it makes sense.
since i'm only 3 weeks in, i don't think i can give a valid reviews of a rib discomfort, as this may be just the post op healing sensations. i'm hoping for the best, but already thinking about a revision, maybe in the US this time. or maybe here with the same doctor, since he didn't do a horrible job. healing and the final result will tell. but sadly, i think i'll need a revision.
do you know how hard it is to revise/trim the rib? i keep thinking about it.
i was hoping for some responses from people who live (hopefully happily) with rib grafts...
sorry for a long message...