Augmentation Rhinoplasty Workup

Updated: Nov 16, 2015
  • Author: Eugene A Chu, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

Imaging studies are generally not necessary. However, some authors have recommended limited preoperative computed tomographic scans of the sternum and ribs in elderly patients undergoing costal cartilage harvest. Experienced radiologists can determine the extent of calcification in the cartilaginous rib. Significant ossification may warrant the selection of alternative grafting material.