Can Rib Cartilage Be Used During Rhinoplasty?
The answer is yes, but are these grafts ideal for use in rhinoplasty?Â Researchers at the University of Texas published a study that sought to answer this question.
An ideal substance, according to the authors, would have these characteristics:
- Readily available in large quantities
- Resists infection
- Resists absorption
- Completely integrated into host tissues
- Causes little patient morbidity
Analysis of long-term rhinoplasty results with these grafts revealed that patients experienced a low complication rate. Moreover, 94.2 percent of the 357 patients said they were satisfied with the results.
Other common options for rhinoplasty include cartilage from the septum or the ear.Â In recent years, non-surgical options such as Radiesse have grown in popularity as some patients choose to forgo a surgical operation.