Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 01;147(1):65-67
From the Fondation Saint Jean de Dieu; the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Adolphe-Rotschild Fondation; the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kremlin-Bicêtre AP-HP University Hospital; the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University; and the Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Gustave Roussy Institut.
Summary: Reduction of a nasal hump and nasal base narrowing are very common steps during a primary rhinoplasty procedure. The greatest difficulty is to obtain stable fracture lines, a natural appearance, beautiful dorsal aesthetic lines, and the absence of palpable or visible irregularities, especially in the long term. The surgeon strives for a reproducible technique, which seems to be more feasible with mechanical osteotomies (powered or piezoelectric) than with traditional manual osteotomies. Read More