Revisiting the Alar-Columellar Relationship: Classification and Correction

Rodney J Rohrich, Paul N. Afrooz

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The alar-columellar relationship has tremendous aesthetic significance in the lower one-third of the nose. Aberrancies in the alar-columellar relationship detract from nasal aesthetics, and are classified into six types: type I, hanging columella; type II, retracted ala; type III, combination of a hanging columella and retracted ala; type IV, hanging ala; type V, retracted columella, and type VI, combination of a hanging ala and retracted columella. This article describes the methods for proper evaluation and diagnosis of aberrancies in the alar-columellar relationship, and current strategies to restore the ideal alar-columellar relationship. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:: Therapeutic, V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume144
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Revisiting the Alar-Columellar Relationship : Classification and Correction. / Rohrich, Rodney J; Afrooz, Paul N.

In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Vol. 144, No. 2, 01.08.2019, p. 340-346.

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Rohrich, Rodney J ; Afrooz, Paul N. / Revisiting the Alar-Columellar Relationship : Classification and Correction. In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2019 ; Vol. 144, No. 2. pp. 340-346.
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