Are there any risks associated with the use of grafts for rhinoplasty?
The risks with the use of grafts in rhinoplasty vary. I prefer to use cartilaginous grafts harvested from the nasal septum in first time rhinoplasty. These grafts are not foreign so there is no risk of rejection. Shifting of grafts and some imperfections in the appearance of the grafts can occur as healing takes place in rhinoplasty, but, these are relatively minor and correctable complications. I believe that foreign material used for grafts in rhinoplasty have far greater risks of extrusion or infection then autologous (your own) cartilaginous grafts.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld