Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076

Update in an alar base reduction in rhinoplasty

Joint Event on International Conference on Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery & International Conference & Expo on Dermatopathology & Skin Care

August 31-September 01, 2018 | Toronto, Canada

Leila Freire Rego Lima

Jurados Institute of Education and Research, Brazil

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Surgery Curr Res

Abstract :

Purpose of review: The purpose of this article is to further e xplore the techniques available for alar base reduction by a recent review in this topic, focusing on the current advances in the field, in a clear and readable format. Recent findings: Among the numerous techniques available, the management of cases with wide nasal base and alar flaring remains limited to three options: cinching sutures to pull in the alae together; or to use alar base excisions that remove tissue from the alar lobule to decrease flare and from inside the nostril to decrease width; and flap advancement. Summary: Surgical modification of the nasal base is not a routine part of rhinoplasty and should be performed in a conservative manner to prevent complications like nasal stenosis. Moreover, this maneuver should always be the last one in rhinoplasty, as alar base modifications cannot be properly assessed until all other steps have been carried out.

Biography :

Leila Freire Rego Lima, ENT doctor, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Chief preceptor of the Jurado Institute of Post-graduation in Facial Plastic Surgery-Sao Paulo, Brazil.