Facial plast Surg 1997; 13(4): 279-290
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1082427
© 1998 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Implants in Rhinoplasty

Corey S. Maas1 , Nathan Monhian2 , Saurabh B. Shah2
  • 1Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Resident in Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
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Publication Date:
29 July 2008 (online)

ABSTRACT

A variety of materials have been employed in rhinoplasty for augmentation and reconstruction. While autogenous tissue remains the mainstay of nasal implants and are the clear choice for structural and augmentation grafting of the nasal tip, limited availability and unpredictable resorption or remodeling have made homologous and synthetic implants important considerations for dorsal augmentation grafting. This section discusses categories of graft materials, their physical properties, harvesting and preparation technique, and advantages and disadvantages. An algorithm for nasal implants for specific indications in support and augmentation is presented.