Septal Extension Graft in Asian Rhinoplasty

Na Hyun Hwang, Eun Sang Dhong

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A septal extension graft (SEG) can control nasal tip projection, shape, and rotation. SEG and dorsal alloplastic implants have predominated in Asian rhinoplasty, leading to iatrogenic complications such as a foreshortened nose and destruction of remaining septum. The lower nasal two-thirds can be enhanced anteriorly and caudally using the septal L-strut extension graft in Asians with relatively small noses. The septal L-strut extension graft is indicated in primary cases in which the bony dorsum is acceptable but the cartilaginous dorsum is relatively hypoplastic, and in secondary cases with an iatrogenic short-nose deformity due to alloplastic implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-341
Number of pages11
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug


  • Caudal septal extension
  • Extended spreader graft
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Secondary rhinoplasty
  • Septal L-strut extension
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Tongue-in-groove

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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