Are there any risks associated with the use of grafts for rhinoplasty?
Grafts are structural elements made from cartilage ( septal or ear) that are used in rhinoplasty. They are used to help shape parts of the nose. For example, some are used to strengthen or shape the tip. They can also be used to correct a collapsed nostril. The main risk of using grafts is that they may become visible. This risk is highest in patients with thin skin. When I use grafts, I am very careful to shape them and bevel the edges so they blend in with the rest of the nasal cartilages.