What kinds of grafts can be used in rhinoplasty?
There are several different grafts that can be used in rhinoplasty. I use many different grafts, preferably your own cartilage, in order to successfully achieve the nose that we have set out to create. I use many grafts from septal cartilage, but, in cases of revision rhinoplasty, I take cartilagenous grafts from the ear and in more severe cases the rib. Each of these sources of cartilage has unique properties that enable me to create a graft that will restructure and rebuild your nose successfully. There really are limitless possibilities for where these grafts can be placed in the nose. The key to graft placement is to make sure the grafts do not appear abnormally in the newly created nose.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld