JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.23, no.3, pp.881-882, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
Nasal tip sculpturing is the most challenging aspect of rhinoplasty. It is principally performed by the reduction or increment of the nasal tip characteristics with sutures or grafts using endonasal or external approach. In endonasal approach, although most of the key structural mechanisms of the nasal tip can be preserved, the transfer of nasal tip sutures, which are used for contouring the alar cartilages and/or graft stabilization, from 1 nasal cavity to another has several difficulties such as time loss, need for extensive dissection, or injuring the soft tissue and alar cartilages. In the current article, we aimed to represent our surgical technique that facilitates suture contouring using a suction tube during the transfer of nasal tip sutures in endonasal rhinoplasty.