Nasal tip grafts

Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk*, Andrew Winkler, J. Regan Thomas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Objectives: The nasal tip is the most prominent part of the nose. The aim of this paper is to review nasal tip grafts with detailed explanation and figures. Methods: The authors searched PubMed, Google, Google Scholar, and Proquest Central database of the Kirikkale University. Search was performed with the key words of "nasal," "tip," "graft." The indications and grafting techniques were presented. Results: The external shape of the nasal tip is determined by the curves and contours of the lower lateral cartilages and their interactions with the surrounding tissues. Normative data exist regarding the ideal shape and shadowing of the nasal tip. The mainly used tip grafts in rhinoplasty are "Floating graft (Goldman)," "Tip Onlay Graft," "Columellar Strut Graft," "Caudal Septal Extension Graft," "Shield Graft," "Alar batten onlay graft," "Lateral Crural Strut Grafts," "Alar rim grafts." Conclusion: When tip sutures are not enough, cartilage tip grafts offer a versitile and effective way to change the nasal tip. While there has been a vast array of grafting techniques described, this paper reviewed many of the most popular and useful grafts in modern use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1914-1921
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2018


  • Graft
  • Nasal tip
  • Rhinoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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