Augmentation rhinoplasty: Dorsal onlay grafting using shaped autogenous septal cartilage

J. P. Gunter, R. J. Rohrich

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We describe our experience with autogenous septal cartilage onlay grafts for augmentation of the nasal dorsum in primary and secondary rhinoplasty cases. After careful nasofacial analysis, the grafts are custom-shaped into inverted-V-frame, A-frame, or inverted-U-frame grafts, depending on the type and degree of augmentation desired. The dorsal elevation is thus tailored to fit the imperfection at hand, resulting in a smooth, natural-looking nasal contour. The indications for each type of graft are reviewed, and the surgical technique of graft harvesting and carving is detailed and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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