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Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery
May 16, 2011

The Cephalic Tuck Procedure

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):213. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.35

Cephalic trim is commonly used in an effort to refine the nasal tip. One of the attendant risks of this procedure is alar retraction secondary to overresection. We describe a method to achieve nasal tip refinement while simultaneously reinforcing the lateral crura and thereby strengthening the alar cartilage and reducing its convexity.

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