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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-013-0258-2
  • Title of Journal : AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-281

Abstract

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.