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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2006 Nov;14(4):343-55, vi.

Correcting the short nose in revision rhinoplasty.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1855 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. dtoriumi@uic.edu


The scope of this article is directed toward strategic planning and surgical treatment of the postoperative short nose deformity. Emphasis is placed on controlled repositioning of the central compartment of the nose (tip and columella), followed by moving the nostrils back into a more natural position with the use of autologous grafting techniques. The overall goal is to achieve the desired esthetic transformation while maximizing nasal function with good long-term results.

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