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July 1981

A More Precise Technique of Tip Rhinoplasty With a Cartilage-Splitting Incision

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(7):425-427. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790430027007

• One of the possible disadvantages of tip rhinoplasty with the use of a cartilagesplitting incision technique is the inability to attain nasal tip symmetry in a few patients. Surgeons occasionally make an error in judgment on the amount of lateral crura to be removed and the amount of lateral crura to remain. A technique of marking the desired positions of the lateral crura on the external nose and viewing those positions in the nasal vestibule has been developed. This technique provides greater consistency in attaining better results of tip rhinoplasty with good symmetry when the surgeon chooses to use this cartilage-splitting technique.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:425-427)

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