Author Affiliation: Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
Correspondence: Richard E. Davis, MD, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, Room 4035 (D-1), 1475 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136 (email@example.com).
Surgical correction of the overgrown columella-labial junction remains a controversial and neglected aspect of cosmetic rhinoplasty. Failure to reduce an obtuse nasolabial angle resulting from overgrowth of the septum and/or nasal spine may adversely affect the otherwise satisfactory cosmetic result. I review the historical considerations regarding caudal overgrowth and discuss its relevance to contemporary rhinoplasty. Case studies are presented to illustrate surgical treatment options for various overgrowth deformities.
Davis RE. Diagnosis and Surgical Management of the Caudal Excess Nasal Deformity. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2005;7(2):124-134. doi:10.1001/archfaci.7.2.124