Nose Surgery

Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty

Slimming wide dorsum of the bridge of the nose; improving the balance of the nose with other facial features

The best result without reoperation

What is Rib Cartilage(Costal Cartilage) Rhinoplasty?

Rib cartilage refers to the area at the end of the ribs. The rib cartilage used at JW is mainly ribs 6 and 7. It is harder than ear cartilage or septal cartilage which can makes your nose more stable and is often used for nose revision surgery or nose reconstruction.

  • Surgery Duration4 hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Visits
  • AnesthesiaGeneral Anesthesia
  • Removal of Stitches7 days after the operation
  • Recovery Period7 Days

Pros And Cons Of Rib Cartilage

Increase maintenance period
No body rejection
Perfect nose

The rib cartilage can be secured to a sufficient length compared to the nasal septum or ear cartilage. So even if your nose is very short and lack of skin elasticity, you can achieve a high and beautiful nose.

The nose formed using the rib cartilage does not cause rejection that can occur when using the prosthesis. However, the process of harvesting is complicated and somewhat hard, so it is better to decide after consulting with an experienced specialist.

We recommend Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty for:
  • In the case of a short nose and contracted nose, the rib cartilage is used to extend the length.
  • If the tip of the nose sags downward, use the rib cartilage as a support to make sure it is upright.

Rib Cartilage Harvesting Process

1. Rib cartilage harvesting process

JW’s technical skills: minimal incision (2-3 cm)

The subcutaneous layer is carefully sutured with a melting thread, and the skin surface is glued with a special tape, minimizing scarring and able to take a shower from 2-3 days after the procedure.

2. Carve the rib cage to the required shape

JW’s technical skills: Customized with precious know-how and delicacy

With abundant know-how and advanced techniques, cartilage is carved by predicting the characteristics of the bone and the shape of it in the future.

3. Insert rib cartilage in the precise location

JW’s technical skills: effectively improve the current problem

Corrections that take into account aesthetic and functional aspects to effectively improve the customer’s current problems, such as a short nose and sagging tip.

JW’s Know-how for rib cartilage rhinoplasty

1. Prevention of revision surgery

Surgery can be performed by predicting deviating, asymmetry, and absorption rate after surgery to obtain good results. Therefore, it is important to make a decision with sufficient consultation with a specialist with many researches and experience.

1. Prevention of revision surgery

Surgery can be performed by predicting deviating, asymmetry, and absorption rate after surgery to obtain good results. Therefore, it is important to make a decision with sufficient consultation with a specialist with many researches and experience.

3. 3D-CT Inspection

We use 3D-CT to examines the shape, condition of the soft tissues around the nose as well as the nose bone. Also, functional parts such as septal curvature are checked in advance to plan a safe and accurate surgery.

Rhinoplasty case using rib cartilage

Male rhinoplasty using rib cartilage

Female rhinoplasty using rib cartilage

Special methods to prevent cartilage warping during rib cartilage rhinoplasty

We use slicing technique, concentric carving, and multi-layered rib cartilage graft to prevent the cartilage warping, which is known to be a disadvantage when using rib cartilage.

In particular, the multi-layered rib cartilage graft method is a new procedure developed by Dr.Man Koon Suh, and announced at an academic conference.

With more than 21 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Nose Surgery.

JW nose team constitutes 2 nose specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.