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Grafts amd implants in rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction

D B Lovice, M D Mingrone, D M Toriumi
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 1999, 32 (1): 113-41
The quest for nasal symmetry and balance with the face often mandates the need for implantable materials to sculpt and rebuild the nasal skeleton and the overlying tissues. A suitable implant must be biocompatible, strong, and elastic. Implant materials that may be used in the nose can be divided into four groups: autografts, homografts, xenografts, and alloplasts. Each type of implant is reviewed and discussed in the context of rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction.

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