The use of grafting material in rhinoseptoplasty


Université Catholique de Louvain, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Brussels, Belgium


Université Catholique de Louvain, Department of Plastic Surgery, Brussels, Belgium


Université Catholique de Louvain, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mont Godinne, Belgium

B-ENT 2010; 6: Supplement 89-96
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Grafting is one of the current range of instruments that rhinoplasticians deploy to achieve durable and desired aesthetic and functional outcomes. Grafts can be classified according to anatomical site and, in the vast majority of cases, they involve augmentation rhinoseptoplasty. Visible grafting material is used for aesthetic purposes and functional grafting may involve invisible grafts. This article reviews the more widely described and more common indications for grafts in rhinoseptoplasty. The authors' rhinoseptoplasty philosophy involves a preference for autogenous grafts rather than alloplastic implants to achieve both aesthetically and functionally favourable results, particularly in long-term follow-up. They also prefer grafts in an open approach, reserving graft insertion with an endonasal approach for selected cases. The rate of complications associated with grafting is very low. The aim of this paper is to discuss the relevant anatomy, functional purpose and terminology, and to describe the authors' philosophy for grafting in rhinoseptoplasty.

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