Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 90–94 | Cite as

Bone Dust and Diced Cartilage Combined with Blood Glue: A Practical Technique for Dorsum Enhancement

  • Ali Rıza ÖreroğluEmail author
  • Barış Çakır
  • Mithat Akan
Innovative Techniques General Reconstruction


The combination of dorsal nasal reconstruction and camouflage of surface irregularities is an important step in rhinoplasty. We hereby present our technique of delivering diced cartilage in combination with bone dust to the nasal dorsum using the patient’s blood as a carrier. We advocate use of an autologous material (blood) as a scaffold for graft delivery, dismissing the use of a foreign material or fascial wrapping of the graft. Using the patient’s blood for this purpose not only stabilizes the graft into a malleable structure that is easily applicable to the nasal dorsum, it also decreases the potential for reaction against foreign material.

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Blood glue Bone dust Diced cartilage Nasal dorsum enhancement Dorsal camouflage 


Conflicts of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Supplementary material

Video Preparation of bone dust and diced cartilage mixture graft using patient’s blood as a scaffold for transport (MP4 41081 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Rıza Öreroğlu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barış Çakır
    • 2
  • Mithat Akan
    • 3
  1. 1.Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery DepartmentProf. Dr. A. İlhan Özdemir Giresun State HospitalTeyyaredüzüTurkey
  2. 2.IstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery DepartmentMedipol UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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