Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829ad2d5
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Reshaping the Medial Nostril and Columellar Base: Five-Step Medial Crural Footplate Approximation

Geissler, Palmyra J. M.D.; Lee, Michael R. M.D.; Roostaeian, Jason M.D.; Unger, Jacob G. M.D.; Rohrich, Rod J. M.D.

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Summary: Achieving ideal shape and position of the medial nostril and columellar base is a crucial component of successful rhinoplasty. The lateral border of the basal columella should exhibit slight concavity and a relatively smooth contour. Both nasal aesthetics and functionality may be compromised if such a result is not obtained. Herein, a reproducible technique is described which allows for treatment of this region.

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