Yesterday I had revision septorhinoplasty where the ERT doctor told me about cadaver cartilage just prior to the surgery. He made it sound good because I would not require the additional surgery to remover cartilage from my ribs. Today, I searched the internet to find out more about this type of cartilage and I could not find a single good comment about it. I'm so concern that I have made a terrible blunder allowing this. Does anyone have any good comments on the product and the outcome?
Cadaver Revison Rhinoplasty?
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Irradiated rib cartilage in rhinoplasty
There are some surgeons that have had excellent experiences with irradiated rib cartilage in rhinoplasty. However, many surgeons have had more issues with resorption and warping with irradiated cartilage than with autologous (your own body) cartilage.
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