Batten graft

A batten graft is a cartilaginous graft that is used to support the middle vault and the area lateral to the middle of the nose. It is comprised of cartilage and helps to strengthen the nose and prevent it from collapsing with inspiration.

Batten grafts are used commonly in functional rhinoplasty. They are also commonly used in revision rhinoplasty for patients who have breathing problems. Septal, ear, and rib cartilage can be used for this.