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.
Pros And Cons Of Rib Cartilage
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 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.