Nasal Tip Reconstruction with Cartilage Graft
Dr. Chugay has found that cartilage grafts produce an excellent reconstructive result in the case of patients requiring nasal tip reconstruction. When the nose has been damaged in previous surgeries or traumatic injuries to such an extent that a major nasal tip correction is required, cartilage grafts are sutured into the nasal tip to reconstruct the tip. This is a rare and unique procedure which requires enormous skill on the part of the surgeon. Because of its complexity, open rhinoplasty surgery may be required in these cases to access the nasal tip. Dr. Chugay will discuss your unique case and surgical options with you at the time of a consultation.
Reconstruction of Severe Nasal Deformity
Frequently, correction of septal deformities will allow for straightening of crooked noses. Occasionally a conservative reduction of most of the septum is the only effective solution to straighten out a severely misshapen nose. Such reduction of septal cartilage (inner barrier between the nostrils) is a fundamental revolution in rhinoplasty technique allowing for correction of previously thought-of-impossible nasal deformities. Such nose sculpting surgery of septal reduction, nevertheless, preserves the tip support. Dr. Chugay, in the United States, and Dr. Jose Juri, in Argentina, have popularized this technique.