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Diced Cartilage Grafts Wrapped in AlloDerm for Dorsal Nasal Augmentation

Gordon, Chad R. DO*†; Alghoul, Mohammed MD*; Goldberg, Jonathan S. MD*; Habal, Mutaz B. MD; Papay, Francis MD*

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2011 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 1196-1199
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31821c0d69
Original Articles

Dorsal nasal augmentation is commonly performed for various aesthetic deficiencies and/or reconstructive defects such as the saddle nose deformity. However, the optimal technique for volume augmentation has yet to be identified. The senior author (F.P.) has since developed a new modified technique using wrapped diced cartilage within an AlloDerm. This novel construct provides the plastic surgeon a smooth, convenient, pliable option with similar operative times as compared with other popular techniques. In summary, this technique has been proven to be successful in achieving attractive, safe, and acceptable outcomes in nasal dorsal configuration and overall patient satisfaction.

From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; †Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and ‡Tampa Bay Craniofacial Center, Tampa, Florida.

Received October 12, 2010.

Accepted for publication January 16, 2011.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Chad R. Gordon, DO, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman St, WACC #435, Boston, MA 02114; E-mail:

This article was presented at the Rhinoplasty Society's annual meeting and the 2010 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons' meeting (Washington, DC).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2011 Mutaz B. Habal, MD