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J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Oct;26(7):2171-3. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001939.

A Novel Method for Smooth Contouring of Nasal Tip: Camouflaging Alar Tip Graft.

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*Private Clinic, Nişantaşi, Istanbul †Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Sakarya University Medical Faculty, Sakarya, Turkey.


The aim of this article is to define a tip graft that provides camouflage for a smoothly contoured, natural-looking tip and that prevents long-term graft visibility. When traditional grafts are used to substantially increase tip projection, there is a possibility for thinning of the skin and subsequent graft visibility. To avoid such unwanted results, the authors have developed a novel graft: the camouflaging alar tip (CAT) graft. In this study, the authors provide a retrospective analysis of the long-term follow-up of 742 patients from 2003 to 2013 in whom a CAT graft was placed. This article is a synopsis of the authors' 10 years experience in nasal tip surgery.

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