is there any up and coming medical technological advances like cloning or a way of being able to regenerate bone or tissue or cartilage or any other breakthrough that will have a positive impact on rhinoplasty in the near future?
Future Medical Technologies That Will Impact Rhinoplasty?
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Future Medical Technology Impacting Rhinoplasty
I do not have a crystal ball, but future technologies might be beneficial in augmentation and revision rhinoplasty. These advances may make these procedures easier but will not improve results. Most experienced revision surgeons are satisfied with the results we achieve.
Rhinoplasty Future Technology & Medical Research
Probably the biggest impact for cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery will include cartilage obtained from tissue-engineering. Currently, small pieces of autologous cartilage are used in rhinoplasty for grafting. The cartilage is normally taken from the septum or ear, occasionally the rib, from the patient. The cartilage is shaped and/or softened to help increase tip definition, narrow tip, fill concavities, support the tip, or other areas of the nose. When cartilage grafts are not available, then cosmetic surgeons may use nasal silicone implant. Tissue-engineered cartilage would help solve this plastic surgery problem, which can be applied to both cosmetic rhinoplasty and reconstructive nasal surgery. Several research labs around the country are studying cartilage biology and tissue-engineering for future plastic surgery.
Rapid healing for rhinoplasty
There ia a good possiblilty of accelerating the healing of rhinoplaty by usingt cytokinins and other regenerative factors derived from stem cell cultures. These factors are available now for research and may be applied subcutaniously over the osteotomy or graft sites in rhinoplasty to shorten the healing process. Their clinical application is not yet FDA approved.
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Future technologies for rhinoplasty
There is fascinating research that is currently being conducted to regenerate human tissue, such as cartilage and muscle, and even some organs. The application to rhinoplasty would be more in reconstructive cases involving loss of or injury to parts of the nose. However, the clinical availability of this type of technology in human beings is at least a few years away.
Rhinoplasty and technology
A very interesting question,. but I know of no update in technology that will revolutionize a rhinoplasty.
Future medical technologies that may impact rhinoplasty.
This is very doubtful as most rhinoplasties are reducing the size of the nose. Even with augmentation, we have enough graft material so as not to need cloning, etc. It may have some impact for noses that have been done 4 or more times and have no cartilage left.
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