Nasal cartilage grafting is an essential group of techniques in structure, ethnic, custom, revision and reconstructive rhinoplasties, being the ideal donor sites the nasal septum, ear concha and the rib.
Nasal septum is the choice when a thin, straight, short and firm grafting is required, especially at the tip, lower lateral cruras, columella, etc.
It is accomplished by means of underneath the muchoperichondrium dissection via closed approach septal delivery or open approach intercrural access.
Great care must be taken not to harvest the anterior and caudal or lower septum which is of paramount importance to support the tip, the supratip and the nasal length, being therefore critical its preservation; given the posterior cartilaginous septum is not a supportive or structural pillar of the nose, there are no specific restrictions should it be deemed convenient its harvesting.
Patients warning: only highly experienced surgeons who have underwent optimal training and have performed already a large number of closed and open approach structure and non structure rhinoplasties should execute high end rhinoplasty cases, should they feel capable and comfortable with the challenge.
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DR. ALEJANDRO NOGUEIRA'S SEPTAL CARTILAGE GRAFT HARVESTING CASES PHOTO GALLERY
BEFORE & AFTER
INTRAOPERATIVE & TECHNICAL
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