I had Rib Graft Reconstruction of my left jaw joint using my own ribs before I ever opted for jaw implants. Are you planning to use your own rib or donor rib? For me, having to heal from the surgery on my jaw and where they cut my chest and removed the rib was not a good experiance. It was very painful. I did not have good results with the Rib Graft Resconstruction, my body "reabsorbed" the rib and within nine months I was right back to square one. Have you already had previous jaw surgeries? I urge you to do more research on the Rib Graft Reconstruction and ALWAYS try and make surgery your last option.