Hey Foubelle,foubelle wrote:whats the difference between using your own cartilage an gorerex?
and whats the ifference between your own cartilege and donor's cartilege? cos now that pple have mentioned atrophy from goreex, i;'m a bit worried. will carilege be the solution?
the reason i dont like sillicon is because of atrusion as well as the fact that it is never fully stablaised or grown into by your body. what will happen with cartilege? will your body encapsulate it like silicon? or will it grow into it like goretex? nand if it does, will it cause problems like goretex(atrohpy thing that dr chuang was talking about)
if i use my own cartilege, will it get absorded?
This is the little info I know that I can share with you...
There are different places to harvest "cartilege".. like your nose and ears etc.
Usually for people with bigger nose and guys, they have more nose cartilege to harvest.
If there isnt enough, then the ear cartilege could be used.
So the Doctor will need to see you to access if you have sufficient cartilege in the first place.
Donor cartilege is .. like people who have donated or sold their cartilege for people to use.. so if you really dont have enough cartilege, then you could possible use the donor's cartilege.
Hope that is of some help