What happens if there is not enough septum cartilage when a graft is needed in a rhinoplasty?

Question:
What happens if there is not enough septum cartilage when a graft is needed in a rhinoplasty?

Answer:
In this case, cartilage can be obtained from the ear if a small amount is needed. If a larger or more rigid amount is needed, in the case of significant reconstruction, then rib cartilage or preserved irradiated rib cartilage from a tissue bank can also be used. Either way, your surgeon should discuss this with you and obtain your permission prior to surgery.

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