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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.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
26468805
DOI:
10.1097/SCS.0000000000001939
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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