A Compound Osteocartilaginous Graft with Polycaprolactone Mesh in Asian Rhinoplasty
One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Asian populations tend to have a less projected nasal tip and shorter nose compared to the Caucasian population. Hence, there exists a great demand for augmentation rhinoplasty along with nasal tip plasty in Asia. However, the small and weak nasal septum in the population makes such aesthetic procedures very difficult.1 Septal extension graft using harvested septal cartilage is still the standard method for augmenting the tip projection, but the weak L-strut cartilaginous septum often fails to withstand the tension and can lead to twisting, bending, and/or sinking of the nasal tip.
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