Revision Rhinoplasty- Open Rhinoplasty with rib cartligde to augment my tip.
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Using rib cartilage for revision rhinoplasty
Yes, rib cartilage provides great material for a cartilagenous strut and radix graft. They are very versatile and can be carved into inumerable grafts for rhinoplasty.
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Revision Rhinoplasty with Rib Cartilage
I like to use diced rib cartilage for the dorsum and radix. The rib carilage can also be used for tip augmentation.
Rib Cartilage is Strong and Durable
The rib cartilage is a powerful resource for nasal reconstruction:
- it can be shaped to be placed almost anywhere in the nasal framework
- it is an abundant material: though harvesting requires a scar on the chest, there is a lot of high quality graft material that can be retrieved
- the rib cartilage is strong
- the rib cartilage "takes well" and is durable
It is worth considering using the rib cartilage to augment the radix, and support the dorsum and the tip.