Aesthetic SurgeryCombination of Crossbar and Let-Down Techniques for Dorsal Hump and Septal Correction in RhinoplastyÖztürk, Güncel MDAuthor Information From the Nisantasi University, Nisantasi, İstanbul, Turkey. Received August 13, 2020, and accepted for publication, after revision January 19, 2021. Dr Öztürk is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Istanbul, Turkey, and he is a member of the Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared. Reprints: Güncel Öztürk, MD, Private Practice, Abdi İpekçi Cad. No: 24/4, Nişantaşı, İstanbul, Turkey. E-mail: [email protected]. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.annalsplasticsurgery.com). Annals of Plastic Surgery: May 2021 - Volume 86 - Issue 5 - p 501-507 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002818 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Rhinoplasty is one of the most common and challenging surgeries in aesthetic plastic surgery. Among rhinoplasty operations, dorsal hump reduction and septal deviation surgeries are quite common. In the present research, the author describes new approaches in which let-down and crossbar techniques are used in patients with simultaneous dorsal hump and septal deviation deformations. The records of the patients were accessed from a private practice. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 36 patients were included. Two approaches were defined according to patients' needs. Patients were evaluated using the “Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation” (ROE) questionnaire before and 12 months after surgery. The follow-up periods ranged between 14 and 21 months. The ROE scores ranged between 80 and 100 points after 1 year. The initial median ROE score was 55.5, and it increased to 90.5 points at 12 months after surgery (P < 0.001). Patient satisfaction was excellent for 90% of the included patients. The present research is the first to demonstrate the successful results of the combination of crossbar and let-down techniques in patients with septal deviation and nasal hump. Plastic surgeons will be able to solve these challenging problems without relapse with the combination of crossbar and let-down techniques. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.