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Old 12-31-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
 
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Question What is a lateral strut graft? (in rhinoplasty)

I am about to get my first rhinoplasty and at my appointment this morning the doctor told me I need a lateral strut graft, to open my nose more. My family all have hook noses that go down when they are older and he said the strut graft would help with that. What is a lateral strut graft, any photos I can see of it?


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Old 12-31-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
 
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This link will explain a lateral strut:
Lateral Crural Strut Grafts | Chicago Rhinoplasty

Here is a link to a photo of a girl who had this procedure:
http://www.rhinoplastyspecialist.com/images/pic/rhino$42a.jpg

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Thanks. Does that mean a lateral strut graft is a good idea?

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It can be good or bad depending on the candidate. Do you have a strong chin/jawline?

There are pros and cons to this type of rhinoplasty.

Does your surgeon only perform nose jobs in this manner? If so, I'd see a few other surgeons. This type of surgery is for a specific type of client. It is also a newer procedure. Remember it will make the inside of your nose feel thicker as well.

Can you post some pics? That would really assist the members of the forum to help you.

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Lateral strut grafts are best suited for individuals whom are most susceptible to a sagging nasal tip. This phenomenon is largely dependent on the strength of the individual's nasal cartilage.

A minority of the population has rigged and structurally sound cartilage, which does not sag at any age despite constant gravitation pull. The majority will experience sagging to a degree. Moreover, there are specific ethnicities whom tend to be more susceptible to this problem. If this describes your circumstances, a lateral strut graft is likely to be a wise decision.

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Lateral strut graft has an specific indication: Reinforce nasal ale to correct collapse.

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