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New Study Finds Promising Results Using Rib Cartilage for Rhinoplasty

Results Using Rib Cartilage for Rhinoplasty 

Cosmetic Surgeon in Chandler AZ- Dr. Finkel MDRhinoplasty is a type of facial plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. It is the reshaping of the nose via surgical means. It is more commonly known as a ‘nose job’. Rhinoplasty can be used for reconstructive purposes, to restore functions of the nose, resolving trauma or injury to the nose or to aesthetically enhance the shape of the nose for beautification. Nowadays institutions, such as Chandler cosmetic surgery, have become very common especially among those who are extremely conscious about their physical appearance and look.

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Tissue Grafts for Improved Aesthetics

Rhinoplasty can change and alter the shape, size and other features of the nose. It reconstructs the nasal framework with the help of cartilage grafts. During this operation at Chandler cosmetic surgery, the rhinoplasty surgeon Chandler makes incisions from inside the nose so that they may not be visible afterwards. According to the requirement, bone and tissue mass is removed or added to the original anatomical structure of the nose.

Potential Low Risk Cartilages for Successful Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty in Chandler AZ- Dr. Finkel MDThere are three types of cartilages which are used in rhinoplasty by cosmetic surgeon Chandler, the septum of the nose itself (nasal septum), ear cartilage and the rib cartilage. Rib cartilage is used in those patients who require large amounts of cartilage during their nasal surgery. The cartilage is taken from the patients themselves or any other deceased individual can be used effectively and safely. It is a straightforward procedure but leaves a few inches long scar on the side of the chest if the cartilage is extracted from the patient himself but there won’t be any such issues if the cartilage is taken from a cartilage bank. The ribs are radiated at the bank by rhinoplasty surgeon Chandler so that there is no chance of infection.

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Controlling Tissue Rejection Factors

According to a recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, if patient’s own rib cartilage is used for rhinoplasty, it has very low chances of complications in the long run. Autologous rib cartilage is preferred as it has less chances of being rejected by the body’s immune system.  Rib cartilage can also be used in rhinoplasty which is used to correct a perforated septum or a saddle nose deformity.

The risk however is that when the cartilage is being extracted from the chest, there is a possibility of damaging the underlying tissue or organ such as lungs or the pleural membrane. This can result in pneumothrorax (partial or full collapse of the lungs). But this is a very rare risk and does not occur during regular rhinoplasty procedures. Other potential risks of rib cartilage harvest in rhinoplasty include bleeding, scarring, infection and pain