Cartilaginous Graft in Nose Job
A nose job or rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructioning the nose shape or improve its function. It could be applied for both medical and cosmetic reason such as improving the nose size in relation to facial balance, nose width at the bridge or in size and position of the nostrils, nose profile with visible humps or depression on the bridge, nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous or drooping or upturned or hooked, and many more.
Patients often express their concern about the use of cartilage grafts in nose job or rhinoplasty, especially, in the cases of short and upturned nose. (The nose that are smaller than 1/3 of the face might be considered short, when the nose with has high slope than 30-45 degree might be considered unturned) This is because the cartilaginous can be used to support the nose tip on silicone to avoid being out of shape and being through of the nose tip skin.
Cartilaginous Graft in Nose job
As mentioned in Nose job or Rhinoplasty article on The SIB Clinic website, there are two main material for a nose job nowadays which are Patients’ Autograft e.g. a piece of bone and cartilage bone are usually used for the case of nose malformation from accident experience, deformation, neoplasm, or other cases which are not support plastic surgery. Chiefly, the cartilage bones are taken from patient’s ear and rib and it’s sometime concurrent with silicone. And, Synthetic Prothesis e.g. medical grade silicone is mostly used for normal case. The silicone is being used in most of all cases due to its minimal reaction to human body which provide less effect and more possibility of tissue fixing.
Cartilaginous Graft is one of the best choices for those with some specific nose problem as it can be used concurrently to support the silicone at the nose tip to make it smoother with less risk that of the tearing skin.