Shield tip graft.
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Shield tip in rhinoplasty
- Securing the graft with sutures is better than placing it in a pocket
- It helps prevent rotation of the graft
- The body will heal it into place
The body doesn't need to have a 'pocket' to produce scar tissue, it just needs an injury or disruption of body tissues. In open rhinoplasty, the entire nose is the 'pocket', so that is why it is important to secure the grafts with suture. Just like in a closed procedure, your body is locking everything into place with scar tissue. Best of luck!
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