Today, I am going to tell you about rhinoplasty using rib cartilage.
Nose job using rib cartilage is getting popular in Korea for primary rhinoplasty.
One of reason is some people who are going to do nose job doesn’t want to insert artificial implant to their body.
An artificial implant such as a silicone implant has been widely used in Korea.
However, Some patient who had rhinoplasty using a silicone implant suffer from silicone-related complications.
For example, nasal infection, or contracted nose from soft tissue contraction etc.
The advantages of rib cartilage
Rib cartilage is autologous material for nose job. And it has enough amount of cartilage for use to nasal bridge and nasal tip. Also, it gives strong support.
Cartilage is harvested from the patient’s rib. (typically sixth or seventh rib)
The disadvantage of rib cartilage
Scar remaining on area of harvesting
-> It can make minimized by surgoen’s know-how.
You can read about cartilage warping problem and Dr. Jin’s know-how as click line below.
The photo of Before and after
This primary rhinoplasty using rib cartilage has conducted by Dr. Jin Hong-Ryul.
This lady had disliked her nose. She wanted to have more natural looking dorsal and tip augmentation.
Dr. Jin did a nose job for her only with her own material. (rib cartilage)
Note the slight favorable changes in nasolabial angle and improvement of the nasal bridge and tip projection. The changes are obvious but still her ethnicity does not look changed.
After surgery, she gained her confidence.
Thank you for reading this article.