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March 1956

A New Technique in Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

Bombay, India
Honorary Surgeon St. Georges Hospital, Honorary Surgeon Parsee General Hospital.

AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(3):394-398. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270210024003

In this short article I have described a technique of rhinoplasty which I have employed, I believe, with success. I have not come across any writing describing such a technique as having been adopted by any other surgeon. The essential feature of this technique is that the pedicle skin graft which is used for constructing the new nose is prepared in such a way that when it is sutured in its new position the nose retains its shape, size, and contour without the aid of any rigid support, like the cartilage graft or an ivory piece, and the nostrils remain patent.

The oldest method of rhinoplasty—known as the Indian technique—in which a flap of skin from the forehead is utilized to make a new nose, has one great drawback. It is that after a time, although the skin remains viable and normal looking, the nose falls, and there remains a

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