I’ve heard weak or broad cartilages are common in Hispanic noses
I’ve heard weak or broad cartilages are common in Hispanic noses, particularly in the nasal tip. How are these improved?
Nasal tip cartilages that are weak can be reinforced through a few different methods. One method is to use suturing techniques to strengthen the cartilage. Another method is to take cartilage from the septum and suture the stronger septal cartilage to the weaker nasal tip cartilage…these are called grafts and can be used in various ways, such as columellar strut graft to strengthen nasal tip support and/or lateral crural strut grafts to strengthen the sidewall of the nose. Broad cartilages can be addressed by trimming the excess cartilage while leaving enough behind to maintain the strength necessary for the nasal tip.