Alar batten grafts

Grafts made from cartilage to help support the ala. The way these are placed will determine what part of the nose they strengthen. Alar batten grafts are placed above the lower lateral cartilage (on top of the lateral crus) or just above. These help to strengthen the internal nasal valve for breathing. Sometimes, depending on how they are placed, they can also strengthen the external nasal valve (nostril strength).