A plumping graft is placed at the nasolabial angle and is used to augment the area in or around the nasal spine. These grafts can make a long nose look shorter by an optical illusion. These grafts can be crushed cartilage,firm cartilage, or larger pieces of cartilage. Stiffer grafts here can make the smile more rigid. Plumping grafts can help to shorten the appearance of the upper lip as well.