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.
Craig S. Murakami, Jose E. Barrera, Sam P. Most. Preserving Structural Integrity of the Alar Cartilage in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty Using a Cephalic Turn-in Flap. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009;11(2):126–128. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2008.524