• The reduction cheiloplasty is a simple surgical procedure that can easily be used adjunctively with a black patient who is undergoing rhinoplasty. Its acceptance by patients and surgeons is increasing, but this useful procedure continues to be underutilized. This article urges the incorporation of the reduction cheiloplasty in the armamentarium of those who routinely perform rhinoplasties on black patients. It is a relatively minor procedure that is easily reproducible and yields excellent, predictable results with few complications. The technique, pitfalls, and morbidity are outlined in this article. The improvement achieved in facial harmony by the addition of this procedure makes it a surgical bargain.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:779-780)
Stucker FJ. Reduction Cheiloplasty: An Adjunctive Procedure in the Black Rhinoplasty Patient. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(7):779–780. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860190083029
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: