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November 1979

Profile Contouring Including Cheiloplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, National Naval Medical Center, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(11):680-683. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790230050010

• Profile disharmony exists when there is an unattractive forehead-to-chin contour. An indication for correction arises when the appearance disturbs the patient. Often the patient believes rhinoplasty alone will improve the unpleasant profile. The surgeon must appreciate other deformities and enlighten the patient of concurrent osseous and soft tissue abnormalities. Profile evaluation and treatment rarely requires complicated diagnostic and corrective measures. Complex mathematical evaluations followed by multistaged surgical procedures are impractical for most patients. My experience with augmentation of the nose and mentum with polyamide mesh in more than 200 cases indicates that it is a simple and safe material for implantation. Modification of the nasofrontal angle and cheiloplasty are minor adjunctive procedures and are readily combined with the basic rhinoplasty.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:680-683, 1979)

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