la vie en rose & dimensionspectrum: think i did not answer you qn abt rib cartilage.
actually, the less than desired result from Dr. Jung let me give Dr. Hsu a free hand = whatever he deemed fit to to re-construct my nose. i m really glad tt I hv trusted him. (u better ck with him yrself on his reservation for yr particular case.)
in my case, we need to solve my extreme 'ski slope' , crooked nose with good projection:
+ at the highest augmented level, it is 4-4.5mm thick for my bridge.
+ due to my inherent crooked tip, he needed material as long as abt 4cm to hold/structure from end-to-end.
+i do not fancy using all my ear cartilage cos of Mian Xiang while Dr. Hsu did not want to cut me 'everywhere' - ear, septal. and rib.
=>harvesting from rib is the best option.
i went last thurs, 27 Jan, operated on 28 Jan (this time i chose a damn good date & time matching several 择日metaphysics systems
), hospitalized 2 days, rested in hotel 4 days, remove stitches on 6th day. A somewhat rather tight schedule but I am recovering well (drinking a lot of manuka honey & green tea and taking medication promptly). met some frens for dinner last night, my frens said they cannot tell i am swelling.
today, 9th day, my rib feels tender (not painful). i am careful not to lift heavy stuff and follow his instructions.