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Invited Commentary
Sept/Oct 2016

Dorsal Augmentation—Choosing the Right Material for the Right Patient

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

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JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(5):333-334. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0326

Dorsal augmentation is an important rhinoplasty technique, particularly in Asian patients. Several options are available for augmentation, including the use of autologous, homologous, and synthetic materials. Currently, no consensus exists regarding the ideal material for nasal augmentation. The available evidence consists mainly of retrospective reviews without direct comparison between commonly used materials. In this issue of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Joo and Jang1 attempt to directly compare surgical outcomes between groups undergoing augmentation with different materials.