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Research Letter
November 10, 2016

Safety of Simultaneous Lip-Lift and Open Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online November 10, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1396

The safety of performing a simultaneous lip-lift and open rhinoplasty is a topic of debate among plastic surgeons. Incisions for both of these procedures are typically made in 2 different locations on the columella, leaving a small island of columellar skin between incisions. Some surgeons recommend against performing both procedures simultaneously for fear of columellar skin necrosis or excessive scarring.1

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