Using Cartilage for a Revision Rhinoplasty
I need to get a revision rhinoplasty procedure done and I heard that cartilage can be taken from the ear to be used for a graft. Does this have any negative impact on the ear? How is the ear affected?
Yes, when cartilage is needed for a revision rhinoplasty and nasal septal cartilage is not available, the ear’s conchal cartilage is used through an incision behind the ear. This cartilage can be removed without changing the shape of the ear and without causing any problems.