If ear cartilage is used for a revision rhinoplasty procedure, is the ear effected in any way? Where is the cartilage taken from and is it noticeable?
If ear cartilage is used for revision rhinoplasty, it is taken from areas in the concha bowl that should have no effect on the appearance of the ear. If the grafts are taken well and appropriately, whether it is one ear or both ears, you should not be able to see afterward that anything was done to the ear. And the ear cartilage is an excellent cartilage for work over the tip of the nose.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS