Spreader grafts

Grafts of cartilage placed between the upper lateral cartilages and the septum to widen the middle third of the nose. These graft help with vestibular stenosis as well as prevent depressions/concavity in the middle third of the nose which can be a cosmetic issue. Spreader grafts can also help camouflage a crooked nose as well as deal with asymmetries. They are some of the most commonly used grafts in rhinoplasty and functional nasal surgery (functional rhinoplasty).

Image from Bailey’s Otolaryngology Textbook. Chapter 183. Management of the Crooked Nose by Drs. Murakami and Zoumalan.