What keeps my 1cm strut strongly in place like my septum was strongly in place before rhinoplasty?
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L strut after septum harvest
The support provided by the septum comes from the L-shaped portion at its most upper (dorsal) and front (caudal) parts. As long as this section of cartilage is preserved (or reconstructed as part of a complex rhinoplasty) then septal support is adequate. The L-strut is anchored in place by anatomic attachments at the nasal bones (keystone area) and floor of the nose (anterior nasal spine). These attachments keep it from moving. The rest of the septal cartilage can be used as necessary.
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