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Using autologous rib cartilage in your rhinoplasty procedure can lower risk of future complication

According to a recent published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, using a patient's own rib cartilage in a rhinoplasty procedure can decrease the chance of long-term complications in the future.

Of the 491 patients who had undergone previous rhinoplasty procedures using rib cartilage:

  • 3.08 percent suffered from warping.
  • 0.22 percent suffered from resorption.
  • 0.56 percent suffered from infection.
  • 0.39 percent suffered from displacement.

The highest complication rates were found in hypertrophic chest scarring (5.45 percent) and chance of revision surgery (14.07 percent). These lower than expected results indicate that complications do vary by patient and circumstance.

A basic rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to change a patient's desired appearance as well as alleviate breathing issues. A septoplasty focuses on straightening a deviated septum to correct breathing problems and ensure a person may be able to breathe more freely. These two surgeries can also be combined into one procedure known as a septorhinoplasty. This requires extensive knowledge of facial aesthetic and nasal function. Dual-board certified Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta has both the training and expertise you need if you're interested in making a change. 

There are different techniques and surgeries available to help achieve your desired results. Our patients normally experience minimal pain after a surgery and may sometimes need prescription oral pain medicine.

Read more about our offered rhinoplasty procedures and aftercare recommendations here.

If you have suffered from a nasal deformity from birth, or a recent sports or activity-related nose change, you don't have to live with it anymore. Schedule a consultation with the best plastic surgeons in NYC to get the results that you deserve.