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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Pepper J, Baker SR. The Cephalic Tuck Procedure. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(3):213. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.35