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Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery
May 16, 2011

The Autospreader Flap in Reduction Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Alfred Taubman Health Care Center, Ann Arbor.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(3):172. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.34

We describe a novel technique whereby the dorsal aspects of the upper lateral cartilages are infolded and sutured to the nasal septum as a component of reduction rhinoplasty. This maneuver provides a cantilever-like effect on the internal nasal valve while simultaneously achieving a smooth, even contour over the nasal dorsum. Visit a video demonstrating this technique.

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