Is a rib graft the best option for a 3rd rhinoplasty?
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Is Rib Graft Best Option for 3rd Rhinoplasty?
You may need a rib graft but in over 35 years I have rarely needed to harvest from the ribs. Typically there is enough residual cartilage in the septum and ears for the crushed cartilage/fascia graft that I frequently use in patients like yourself.
A rib graft whether taken from you or out of a bottle( irradiated cadaver cartilage) is an option for some especially if a large graft is needed to augment the dorsum.
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