Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(03): 228-237
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555620
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Autologous Rib Grafts in the Management of the Crooked Nose

Paul Porter1, J. David Kriet1, Clinton D. Humphrey1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas
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30 June 2015 (online)


Rhinoplasty is arguably one of the most challenging procedures a facial plastic surgeon performs. Numerous techniques have been developed since the inception of rhinoplasty to aid in correction of aesthetic and functional issues. Congenital, iatrogenic, and traumatic etiologies can all lead to a crooked nose. Autologous rib or costal cartilage grafting is a powerful tool that can aid the surgeon in successful correction of the crooked nose.