Rhinoplasty can change the nose shape,
line, angle, and height through the use of cartilage or implants. There are
differences between surgery type and method according to each nose feature such
as bulbous nose, deviated nose, and upturned nose. It is advised that rhinoplasty
should proceed using cartilage as much as possible because it controls the nose
tip and nasal bridge by inserting an implant. Usually cartilage collected from
the patient’s own body is used as an implant material on the nose area since it
lessens the probability of inflammation reaction and demonstrates fewer side
effects. The cartilage comes in several forms such as ear cartilage, septum
cartilage, and rib cartilage.
Among them, rib cartilage is also called
chondrgladiolar, and it helps in maintaining a satisfactory shape without any
unwanted phenomena such as the tip lowering down or deviating upward since it’s
less absorptive than other cartilage and hard enough to support itself well.
However, when using cartilage for
rhinoplasty, it is desirable to proceed after verifying calcification of rib
cartilage and precise diagnosis of the patient’s condition via x-ray.
Dr. Moon Seok Kang from Wonjin plastic
surgery hospital said, “Rhinoplasty with rib cartilage will help the nose line.
However, when collecting rib cartilage and inserting it, the surgeon’s
experience and know-how are very important, so surgery should be preceded by
sufficient consultation and medical examination when choosing the hospital.”
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