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June 1984

A Reasoned Approach to Nasal Base Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane and Louisiana State University Medical Schools, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(6):349-358. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800320003001

• Although remodeling the nasal base is one of the most demanding and important parts of rhinoplasty, it is usually taught and performed in such a seemingly empirical manner that the entire process becomes bewildering and mysterious to many students. Because the cartilaginous skeleton of the nasal base bears a striking resemblance to a tripod, we have been using remodeling techniques for the past 25 years that employ mechanical principles that could be used if one desired to change the configuration of a tripod.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:349-358)

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