Closed Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
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Nasal obstruction, deviation, profile concerns, and a droopy tip were all problems for Mrs. N. A septoplasty with a double spreader graft and turbinoplasty opened the airway. A complete rhinoplasty including profile reduction and deviation correction osteotomies was done. Her tip was lifted, narrowed and sculpted. Specific attention was given to the infratip lobule (the area just below the tip, which, when full, can make the nose look droopy on front view). Suture and grafting techiques helped to flatten this, shortening the nose on front view without over-rotating the tip. Alar rim grafts prevented overnarrowing of the nostril creases, which can make a nose look wide, due to deep shadows along the side of the tip. Alar rim grafts also help to preserve airway in the nostril segment.
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