Caudal Septal Extension Grafts

  • Lynn L. Chiu-Collins
  • Alexis D. Furze
  • Brian J. F. Wong


Caudal septal extension grafts are cartilage grafts placed at the caudal margin of the nasal septum and function to modify the columella and/or nasal tip position in any of a number of ways. These grafts are differentiated from columellar strut grafts in that they are affixed to the caudal margin of the septum in some manner. The basic surgical technique of caudal septal extension graft placement remains the same regardless of the effect desired. The authors describe the various applications of the technique for changing nasal tip projection, changing nasal tip rotation, lengthening the nose, and increasing nasal tip stability.


Spreader Graft Extension Graft Caudal Margin Lower Lateral Cartilage Nasolabial Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn L. Chiu-Collins
    • 1
  • Alexis D. Furze
    • 2
  • Brian J. F. Wong
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery-5386The University of California IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.TustinUSA
  3. 3.Facial Plastic Surgery, The Beckman Laser Institute and Medical ClinicThe University of California IrvineIrvineUSA
  4. 4.The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery -5386The University of California IrvineIrvineUSA

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