Structural deficiencies of the nasal dorsum are most commonly of congenital, traumatic, or iatrogenic etiology. Various grafts, including autografts, homografts, and synthetic materials, have been used to this end and are described in the literature.
Autologous septal cartilage is the most commonly used graft material when limited augmentation rhinoplasty is planned. However, it is difficult to retain sufficient cartilage to allow of such augmentation in instances where most of the septal cartilage has been used. The authors place moderately crushed cartilage beneath a monolayer of surgicel when performing limited nasal dorsum augmentation. The aim of the present study is to describe authors’ approach and its utility by reviewing other methods reported in the literature.