Septal extension graft
1 year ago
Is it possible to put septal extension graft in closed approach? I had few rhinoplasty surgeries already, I'm advised that this graft would fix my problem, I don't want opened approach again. Thank you!
Doctor Answers 1
Hi there, A septal extension graft may be placed via a closed incision. I would use rim incisions to create the exposure necessary. But without seeing you I cant say whether more would need to be done. If you've had rhinoplasty's before, the issue is likely to be the source of the graft itself. You might not have enough useful septal cartilage. Dr Wolfgang Gubisch in Stuttgart is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. He uses ear (conchal) cartilage for tip support in revisions and is a master surgeon. This may avoid the need for the harvest of rib (costal) cartilage. My advice is to consider going to him for a consultation. All the very best Howard Webster Plastic Surgeon
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.