Reshaping the medial nostril and columellar base: Five-step medial crural footplate approximation

Palmyra J. Geissler, Michael R. Lee, Jason Roostaeian, Jacob G. Unger, Rod J. Rohrich

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Achieving ideal shape and position of the medial nostril and columellar base is a crucial component of successful rhinoplasty. The lateral border of the basal columella should exhibit slight concavity and a relatively smooth contour. Both nasal aesthetics and functionality may be compromised if such a result is not obtained. Herein, a reproducible technique is described which allows for treatment of this region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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