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Figure 6: “Spreader grafts” were described for the first time by Sheen in 1984 for avoiding a functionally effective reduction of the cross section of the nasal valve after reduction rhinoplasty [16]. To this effect, 1-2 mm broad pins of cartilage are inserted between the septum and the lateral cartilage in an intact mucosal pocket and fixed using mattress sutures.