Spreader grafts are grafts that are placed during surgery into the mid-nasal vault region. This region, which is part of the nasal valve, is a critical area for breathing. When surgeons note that this area is narrow in a patient or that the patient has collapse in this area they will often want to place a spreader graft to provide correction and improve breathing. The cartilage used for spreader grafts is typically taken from the septum. By providing width to this area as well as...
Spreader grafts are cartilage grafts usually harvested from the cartilaginous nasal septum. These grafts used for specific purposes, as example, to prevent collapse of the sides of the nose upon deep inspiration.Spreader grafts are not part of a septoplasty procedure other than that.
Spader grafts are usually used in rhinoplasy more than septoplasty. The spreader graft is taken from the septum when available. if the septum is not available rib cartillage is used. Spreader graft is used to make the nose straight, better support to the internal valve for better breathing, and some times to lengthen the nose.