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For Thin Skin is it Best to Use Ear or Rib for Revision Rhinoplasty? Dallas
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Cartilage for revision rhinoplasty in patients with thin skin
Nose (septal) cartilage is always the best choice for revision rhinoplasty. With thin skin, every little nuance is likely to show through, which is why ear and rib cartilage are not preferred alternatives for patients with thin skin.
Type of Cartilage Used for Rhinoplasty in Patient with Thin Skin
The thickness of your skin will have no affect on the source of cartilage used in rhinoplasty surgery. That will be determined by where it will be placed in your revision surgery and the availability of cartilage from you septum, ears, or ribs. Fascia can be used over the grafts to camouflage their presence.
Revision rhinoplasty is an algorithm of simple to complex, ear cartilage to rib
Thin skin is only one part of the equation when considering revision rhinoplasty. The choice among septal cartilage, ear cartilage and rib cartilage is more about how much needs to be done and what is left from the previous surgery. For thin skin, placing a cushion of fascia can soften the nose over any grafts. Of course, different experts will differ on what they use. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer. Find the doctor you trust most and leave it up to them.
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