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Surgical Technique
Nov/Dec 2012

Diced Cartilage AugmentationEarly Experience With the Tasman Technique

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan–Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Livonia.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(6):451-455. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2012.494

Numerous methods have been used for dorsal augmentation in reconstructive and aesthetic rhinoplasty. The Tasman technique is a method for dorsal augmentation using diced cartilage solidified by tissue sealant. This article describes the author's early experience using the Tasman technique and offers some helpful suggestions to surgeons who might wish to use this unique method of preparing a cartilaginous graft.