Septal Extension Graft in Asian Rhinoplasty

Na Hyun Hwang, Eun Sang Dhong

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    A septal extension graft (SEG) can control nasal tip projection, shape, and rotation. SEG and dorsal alloplastic implants have predominated in Asian rhinoplasty, leading to iatrogenic complications such as a foreshortened nose and destruction of remaining septum. The lower nasal two-thirds can be enhanced anteriorly and caudally using the septal L-strut extension graft in Asians with relatively small noses. The septal L-strut extension graft is indicated in primary cases in which the bony dorsum is acceptable but the cartilaginous dorsum is relatively hypoplastic, and in secondary cases with an iatrogenic short-nose deformity due to alloplastic implants.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-341
    Number of pages11
    JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug


    • Caudal septal extension
    • Extended spreader graft
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Secondary rhinoplasty
    • Septal L-strut extension
    • Septorhinoplasty
    • Tongue-in-groove

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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