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Patient 03
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Patient 03
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Patient 03
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Patient 04
3 week post op
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Patient 04
3 week post op
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Patient 04
3 week post op
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Patient 04
3 week post op
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Freeze Dried Bone Graft Rhinoplasty

In some cases, nasal dorsal augmentation (enhancing the nasal bridge) is best achieved using freeze-dried allograft bone. Where there is not enough bone to support the structure of the nose and provide the desired aesthetic appearance, a bone graft can augment and straighten the nasal bridge to form a more pleasing nasal shape and projection. The first choice of material to build up the bridge is your nose cartilage. If there is not enough available, most prefer to use natural bone rather than a prosthetic implant. Since harvesting a bone graft from your skull or rib results in additional scars and risks, Dr. Clark uses Bone Bank Allografts. Dr. Clark uses the same allografts that have been used for over 20 years by orthopedic surgeons to correct bone defects.

What Are Freeze-Dried Bone Allografts?

Bone allografts are taken from cadavers or living persons, typically from the tibia or femur. The bone grafts are treated to remove any live cells or disease and are freeze-dried to remove water and then vacuum packed. Tissue banks will preserve and sterilize these tissues for medical use. After they have been implanted by a surgeon, bone grafts may become live, healthy bones as the body restores blood circulation.

Use in Rhinoplasty

Dr. Clark uses freeze-dried bone allografts from a certified bone bank to augment the nasal bridge and correct maxillary depressions. Clinical research has demonstrated that 89 percent of nasal projection will be maintained long-term after freeze-dried bone graft rhinoplasty (the initial 11 percent loss of projection is attributed to fluid retention after surgery). Dr. Richard Clark is the leading innovator in the use of freeze-dried bone grafts for nasal dorsal augmentation. Evidence in past use of freeze-dried bone grafts by orthopedic surgeons shows no transmission of disease or bodily rejection of the implant, making bone grafts excellent tools for use in rhinoplasty.

Dr. Richard Clark is an experienced and skilled rhinoplasty surgeon and is a leading surgeon in freeze-dried bone graft rhinoplasty. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Clark, contact him at (916) 925–3912.