Total nasal tip reconstruction with autologous auricular cartilage

This paper shows an original and effective procedure for total nasal tip framework reconstruction using autologous auricular cartilage. The authors explain how the seagull-wings technique, described some years ago by one of them (Fernando Pedroza) to treat severe nasal tip...

Long-term complication after nasal dorsum augmentation

This is a case report describing a 54-year-old man who had had a rhinoplasty 10 years earlier and was unaware that he had had a porous polyethylene dorsal nasal implant inserted. He presented with a small pustule in the lower...

Complications of rhinoplasty

Whilst rhinoplasty is one of the more common procedures performed by facial and general plastic surgeons, it is associated with a wide range of complications. Complications increase with the complexity of the surgery and in particular when there are both...

Alar retraction – background and handling

The authors present a comprehensive analysis of alar retraction malformation in rhinoplasty patients. For this retrospective review they analysed 45 patients with alar-columellar disproportion. Various aetiologies were identified. Treatment of these has to be determined on an individual case-to-case basis....

Diced cartilage grafts in rhinoplasty

This article reviews the author’s current techniques and applications of diced cartilage grafts (DCG) in rhinoplasty surgery. Dr Daniel is a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and he describes the technique that he has been using for more than 30 years. In...

Management of alar retraction

This paper shows the results of a retrospective study on aetiology and treatment of one of the most common issues in rhinoplasty, alar retraction as defined by Jack Gunter’s classification system. The study was made using pre- and postoperative photographs...

Columellar strut in rhinoplasty

Several techniques are described to improve nasal tip shape; most of them include suture techniques or invisible grafts. In this article the author wants to put emphasis in the role of the columellar strut graft as a method to correct...

Psychosocial dysfunction during nasal reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery following skin cancer malignancy creates important levels of psychosocial distress, especially if it is located in an important aesthetic zone of the face like the nose. The authors present their findings of a prospective study group of patients...