Rhinoplasty with cartilage (เสริมจมูกด้วยกระดูกหลังหู which is the term in Thai) is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose for cosmetic or functional reasons. Various materials are used in a rhinoplasty procedure, including synthetic materials and cartilage. Cartilage is a natural material that is found in the body, and there are several benefits to using it for rhinoplasty.
Natural Look And Feel
One of the most significant benefits of using cartilage in a rhinoplasty procedure is that it can provide a more natural look and feel. Cartilage is a natural material that is already present in the body, and when used in a rhinoplasty procedure, it can seamlessly blend in with the rest of the nose. This can lead to a more natural-looking nose, which is the goal of a rhinoplasty procedure.
In addition to looking more natural, cartilage can also feel more like the natural tissue of the nose. This can provide a more natural sensation for the patient, which can be especially important in cases where the patient is having functional rhinoplasty to correct breathing problems.
Cartilage is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of ways during a rhinoplasty procedure. It can be used to build up the bridge of the nose, to reshape the tip of the nose, or to correct breathing problems. Cartilage can also be used in combination with other materials, such as synthetic materials, to achieve the desired results.
Another advantage of using cartilage is that it can be harvested from several different body sections. Cartilage can be taken from the septum, (the wall that separates the two sides of the nose), or from the ear or rib. This versatility allows surgeons to choose the best source of cartilage for each patient, which can lead to better outcomes.
Reduced Risk Of Complications
The rhinoplasty with cartilage procedure can also reduce the risk of complications. Cartilage is a natural material already present in the body, which means is less likely to cause an adverse reaction or be rejected by the body. Synthetic materials, on the other hand, can be more prone to complications such as infection, rejection, or shifting over time.
Using cartilage can also reduce the risk of scarring. When synthetic materials are used in a rhinoplasty procedure, they can sometimes cause visible scars. Cartilage, however, can be harvested from areas of the body that are less visible, such as the septum, causing less noticeable scarring.