Resection of the alar cartilage has long been a mainstay of aesthetic rhinoplasty. One drawback of this technique is the destabilization of the ala/lateral nasal wall complex. Herein we describe the cephalic turn-in flap, a technique for reinforcement of the alar cartilage after removal of its cephalic portion.
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