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Surgical Technique
Mar/Apr 2009

Preserving Structural Integrity of the Alar Cartilage in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty Using a Cephalic Turn-in Flap

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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2009

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009;11(2):126-128. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2008.524
Abstract

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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