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Need Cartilage Grafting? Get the Facts on the Procedure

Have you been told that you need cartilage grafting? The procedure is complex but, when performed by a highly skilled surgeon, cartilage grafting and a septoplasty can dramatically improve the aesthetics and functionality of your nose. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and discover answers to your common questions. For personalized advice, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.

What Is Cartilage Grafting?

Cartilage grafting involves taking cartilage from one area on the body (like inside the nose, septum or the ear or in rare cases, the rib) and moving it to another area, like somewhere in the nose. This technique is used to add structure to an area that may be lacking. Cartilage grafting is commonly used in rhinoplasty or for correction of deviation. It is also used for revision rhinoplasty, or after nasal injuries, or in patients that have a lack of adequate or natural cartilage. This is a commonly used technique in rhinoplasty to improve shape, and the structure of the nose.

Why Do I Need Cartilage Grafting?

There are many reasons that a rhinoplasty surgeon may recommend cartilage grafting. This technique is used to fill in contour deformity areas, correct deviation, add structure, change shape, replace a missing piece, etc. In some situations, a nasal implant may be used in place of the cartilage. If you need cartilage grafting, it is very important to talk with a highly skilled rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Sajjadian. He can help you choose the best option for your situation.

How Can a Cartilage Graft Improve My Breathing?

Cartilage grafting may be performed in conjunction with a septoplasty (a surgery to improve your breathing by correcting a deviated septum). Cartilage may be used to rebuild the nasal structure and correct deviation or prevent the septum from collapsing. By improving the nasal structure, patients can often breathe easier. In turn, this improves health issues caused by breathing difficulties (including headaches, nosebleeds, and sinus infections).

How Do I Find a Qualified Surgeon for a Complex Nasal Surgery?

Cartilage grafting is a complex surgery and requires a highly skilled rhinoplasty surgeon. The Rhinoplasty Society is an excellent place to start your search for surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty. Board certification is another indicator of a highly skilled surgeon. Dr. Sajjadian specializes in rhinoplasty, is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society, and holds triple board certification.

Call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian today.