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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Received for publication November 20, 2012; accepted January 25, 2013.
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Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood RoadDallas, Texas 72535, firstname.lastname@example.org