Can I have Asian Rhinoplasty using rib instead of ear cartilage? I'm concerned I don't have enough ear cartilage. (photos)
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Rib vs Ear Cartilage for Asian Rhinoplasty
Augmentation of the Bridge in Asian Rhinoplasty
Asian rhinoplasty can be an excellent way to improve the contour and shape of your nose.
Many Asian patients, such as yourself, need significant augmentation of the nasal bridge. There are several options for accomplishing this, including:
1. Autogenous grafts such as cartilage, fascia, and bone
2. Alloplastic implants such as silicone or Gore-Tex
3. Homologous materials such as irradiated rib and acellularized dermal matrix.
Each of these options has advantages, disadvantages, limitations, and risks.
Please see an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is very experienced with Asian rhinoplasty to discuss your concerns.
Larry Fan, MD
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