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Structural grafts and suture techniques in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty

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Author(s): Gassner, Holger G.

Journal: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
ISSN 1865-1011

Volume: 9;
Start page: Doc01;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: rhinoplasty | grafts | transplants | augmentation | suture techniques

ABSTRACT
Rhinoplasty has undergone important changes. With the advent of the open structure approach, requirements for structural grafting and direct manipulation of the cartilaginous skeleton through suture techniques have increased substantially. The present review analyzes the current literature on frequently referenced structural grafts and suture techniques. Individual techniques are described and their utility is discussed in light of available studies and data.
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