Asian Rhinoplasty and Safe
Rib (costal) cartilage can be obtained in a very safe and controlled fashion. Complications can be an unacceptable linear scar along the rib cage, infection, and infrequently a pneumothorax (a tear in the lining of the lungs).
There are many options for augmenting the nasal dorsum, silastic and gortex implants, bone grafts, and cartilage from other sources, such as the ears or septum. I rarely consider a costal graft in primary rhinoplasty, unless there is a...