Reduce the possibility of inflammation and side effects when using ‘autologous cartilage’

Rhinoplasty and the use of autologous cartilage collected from the patient's body lower the possibility of inflammation and side effects.


The shape and size of the nose are important factors influencing the overall three-dimensional appearances of the face. Even if rhinoplasty is performed to improve the patient's concerns if the height is overcorrected or the nose tip is too narrowed, the overall appearance will look unnatural and satisfaction is lowered.


In addition, a rhinoplasty specialist warns that caution is needed because there is always a possibility of inflammation or side effects when artificial implants such as silicone are used excessively.


Recently, using autologous cartilages for rhinoplasty is becoming an increasing trend. Since autologous cartilages are collected from the patient's body, the possibility of inflammation or side effects is lowered compared to the use of artificial implants, which can also alleviate the psychological burden.


For autologous cartilage, nasal septal cartilage, ear cartilage, and rib cartilage are used. This cartilage is designed to fit the outline nose ratio perfectly, and one-on-one customized surgery is possible to match the height and shape of the nose and tip of the nose to the individual's desires.


It also reduces the feeling of foreign matter or synthetic materials and allows you to feel natural like your original nose. Autologous cartilages also have more natural and soft characteristics, which are not hard and soft even when touched. The autologous cartilage is also semi-permanent and the shape of the nose can be maintained for a long time.


For a more natural appearance and satisfying results, the nasolabial angle should be taken into account along with adjustment of angle if needed. The nose tip will need to be firmly fixed and augmented with two cartilages so that the nose tip will not fall or bend, and it will remain hard and pretty.


If the patient is suffering from a functional problem, a medical examination is needed in advance before the surgery.


Rhinoplasty specialist mentions that if the nasal septum is deviated or weirdly shaped, there may be functional problems such as rhinitis, so seeking clinics that have both otolaryngologist and aesthetical rhinoplasty surgeon to consult and perform the surgery in collaboration is crucial and will reduce the possibility of discomfort or side effects after surgery.


Dr. Song In-soo, a board-certified surgeon of DA Plastic Surgery Clinic, said, For natural results, it is necessary to thoroughly determine the internal structure of each nose and build a natural line that customized to the patient in consideration of nasolabial angle, skin, and skin thickness.