Are Grafts Necessary in Rhinoplasty? Cartilage Flaps with Cartilage-Saving Rhinoplasty Concept

Kucuker I., Ozmen S., Kaya B., Ak B., DEMİR A.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.38, no.2, pp.275-281, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-013-0258-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-281
  • Keywords: Rhinoplasty, Graft, FLAP, Spreader flap, Septoplasty, Cartilage flap, Strut graft, Tongue in groove, ALAR RIM DEFORMITIES, NASAL-TIP, SUTURE TECHNIQUES, SPREADER GRAFTS, STRUT GRAFT, RECONSTRUCTION, RETRACTION, REDUCTION, POSITION


Cartilage grafts are used routinely in rhinoplasty, but are they necessary? Can we support the normal anatomy by preserving and transposing the adjacent tissues? In this study we hypothesize that during rhinoplasty, cartilage flaps can give adequate support and may decrease the need for cartilage grafts.