Just wondering in rhinoplasty surgery what does nasal or septal cartilage graft, nasal bone graft, nasal bone and nasal cartilage graft all mean? Do any of them fix breathing issues? I don't really understand when the doctors explain it. Thank you.
Nasal or Septal Cartliage Graft Mean? Will it Fix Breathing Issues?
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Grafts and other terminology
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James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS
Cartilage grafts in rhinoplasty
Doing a septoplasty (creating a straighter septum) can help breathing problems and chronic congestion. The cartilage that is removed during septoplasty surugery can also be used to further correct breathing problems by supporting the external nasal framework. I liken this to being like a surgical breath right strip (though it doesn't look like a breath right strip, thankfully).
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