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July 1988

Reduction Cheiloplasty: An Adjunctive Procedure in the Black Rhinoplasty Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(7):779-780. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860190083029

• 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)