Facial Plast Surg 2017 Feb 22;33(1):9-16. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.
The rise in cutaneous malignancies over the past 20 years has led to significant advances in reconstructing the nose from an aesthetic and functional standpoint. The principles of nasal reconstruction center on application of the nasal subunit principle, three-layered reconstruction, nasal skin characteristics, and patient factors. Reconstructive planning starts with proper defect analysis, followed by application of the reconstructive ladder for soft-tissue repair, adequate structural support, and repair of nasal lining deficits. Read More