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Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Nasal Bridge Question and Answer

Q. Which is better to build up the nasal bridge, rib cartilage, ear cartilage or banked cartilage?

A. IMHO after over 20 years of performing Rhinoplasty, I’d say none of the above. Rib cartilage/bone from you or irradiated from donors or ear cartilage folded on itself because it’s curved not straight all have been shown to dissolve unevenly over time. I do not use any of these for that reason and only use straight silastic dorsal implants. These are reliable and will not dissolve.