Septal cartilage grafts vs fascia? Permanent? Risk of migration or resorption? I am pretty worried!
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Cartilage vs fascia
Fascia is often used to add more soft tissue to camouflage a thin soft tissue coverage. Cartilage grafts are often used for support or augmentation.
an autologous septal graft that you doctor is suggesting is probably the safest. I agree with his assessment. I typically go for a different source like ear, fascia, rib or non autologous graft if there are no other options.
Rhinoplasty to straighten the crooked nose
A full set of facial photographs are required to make a determination about what may be required for a very difficult surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty. Cartilage grafts can help significantly when there is a twisted and broken nose, or a depression in the bridgeline. For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below
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What type of grafting material?
There are several options for grafting the nose. The best options include a natural implant from your own body (autologous implant). Photographs would be helpful. Depending upon the degree augmentation, there are several options with septal cartilage being the workhorse. Ear cartilage and rib cartilage are other good options. Grafts are usually sutured in position but can be placed in "pockets" in certain circumstances. Good luck!
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