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Was an Ear Cartilage Graft Necessary in This Rhinoplasty Scenario?
I suffered an injury to my nose which pushed the cartilage to the side; my nose had a twisted appearance as a result. I had a rhinoplasty to help improve the appearance, i.e., to redistribute cartilage to the other side to achieve balance. To do this my surgeon took ear cartilage to the left side. Was this necessary to rebuild the nose? Couldn't the excess cartilage from the right have been taken to use instead? Or, is it impossible to use certain cartilage once it has been injured?
Ear Cartilage Grafts Common for Nose Surgery
Ear Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty Surgery
Very reasonable to use ear cartilage
Was an ear cartilage graft necessary
Ear cartilage graft for nose reconstruction was needed!
Ear cartilage grafts and rhinoplasty surgery.
Cartilage is often "borrowed" from the ear to shape/ support the nose during rhinoplasty
Was ear cartilage grfat necessary in my Rhinoplasty?
Ear cartilage as a source for rhinoplasty
Cartilage for revision rhinoplasty
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