One of the biggest advantages of Rib Cartilage Ear Surgery is that the surgery uses the body’s own tissue for the structural framework. Although ears and ribs are both made from cartilage, if you feel your ear and then your ribcage, you’ll notice that they do not bear much resemblance to each other. Ear cartilage is delicate and bendable, and specially designed to funnel sound waves into the ear canal. Rib cartilage is thick and firm, as it is designed to protect the lungs from injury. Thus, they are not equivalent materials but, when successful, a Rib Cartilage Ear should last a lifetime.

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