Grafting in Modern Rhinoplasty

Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2021 Feb;33(1):61-69. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2020.09.003. Epub 2020 Nov 3.


Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most technically difficult surgical procedures because of the limited access and requirement for three-dimensional visual perception and manipulation. Grafting is an essential part of primary and secondary rhinoplasties and forms the foundation for a successful functional and aesthetic outcome. Septal cartilage is the most commonly used grafting material, although many reliable alternatives exist. No randomized clinical trials have been conducted comparing graft materials and techniques for specific indications. In this review, the authors discuss the most common grafting materials and configurations used in the modern rhinoplasty.

Keywords: Grafting materials; Rhinoplasty; Rhinoplasty grafting techniques.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cartilage
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Humans
  • Reoperation
  • Rhinoplasty*