Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(5): 422-436
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1288929
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Surgical Approach to Nasal Valves and the Midvault in Patients with a Crooked Nose

Marcelo B. Antunes1 , Stephen A. Goldstein2
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
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Publication Date:
25 October 2011 (online)


Management of the crooked nose and valve obstruction is a challenge for even the most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Optimal treatment to restore a functional airway and improve cosmesis requires addressing the nasal valves. Several different techniques are available to guide the rhinoplasty surgeon to achieve the best outcome.