When is it necessary to use a bone graft for a nose job and where is the bone taken from? Are there any side effects or recovery associated with the portion of the surgery involving the removal of the bone?
Bone grafting has been used in rhinoplasty, generally taken from the skull. More commonly cartilage is used. The best source of cartilage grafts are from the patient’s septum, secondarily from the ear (which leaves no disfiguration) and thirdly rib cartilage, which can be taken either from the patient’s rib or a homograft, which is donated rib.