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Using costal cartilage during rhinoplasty by dean toriumi

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A highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dean Toriumi, MD, attends to patients at Chicago's Facial Plastic Surgery Center as well as the University of Illinois Hospital. As a rhinoplasty specialist, he helps patients achieve an enhanced, natural look using surgical techniques like costal cartilage grafting. In addition to his commitment to patients, Dr. Dean Toriumi teaches reconstructive surgery to medical students as professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology.

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Using costal cartilage during rhinoplasty by dean toriumi

  1. 1. By Dean Toriumi USING COSTAL CARTILAGE DURING RHINOPLASTY
  2. 2. Using Costal Cartilage during Rhinoplasty A highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dean Toriumi, MD, attends to patients at Chicago's Facial Plastic Surgery Center as well as the University of Illinois Hospital. As a rhinoplasty specialist, he helps patients achieve an enhanced, natural look using surgical techniques like costal cartilage grafting. In addition to his commitment to patients, Dr. Dean Toriumi teaches reconstructive surgery to medical students as professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology.
  3. 3. Using Costal Cartilage during Rhinoplasty To remove costal cartilage, located where ribs meet the sternum, and employ it successfully in a rhinoplasty, surgeons require years of experience and a high degree of technical skill. Patients requiring nasal reconstruction often benefit from cartilage grafting. However, many surgeons harvest cartilage from a patient's ears despite disadvantages like a risk of cartilage weakening and shrinkage.
  4. 4. Using Costal Cartilage during Rhinoplasty Though costal cartilage carries its own disadvantages, an experienced plastic surgeon can minimize the risks by taking certain precautions. Using steel wires and other techniques effectively prevents the warping sometimes associated with the use of costal cartilage in grafting. Dr. Toriumi has successfully used the technique to address reconstruction in cases related to trauma, congenital malformations, and secondary rhinoplasty.

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