Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(4): 215-221
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242032
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Management of the Aging Nose

Vito C. Quatela1 , James M. Pearson1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
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Publication Date:
18 November 2009 (online)


As a growing segment of our population, mature patients seeking rhinoplasty for both functional and aesthetic reasons will increasingly be encountered by the facial plastic surgeon. The aging process is characterized by a gradual derotation and deprojection of the nasal tip. This article provides an overview of versatile and proven techniques that may be applied to the majority of aging nose rhinoplasty cases and that have been found to yield predictable and lasting results.