Suspension Suture Techniques in Nasal Valve Surgery
25 October 2011 (online)
Impaired nasal breathing or collapse of the lateral side wall of the nasal valve region during inspiration is a frequently encountered symptom. In general, this is caused by a cross-sectional area that is too small, a weak lateral side wall, or a combination of both. Over the years, many techniques have been described to improve the nasal patency in these patients with the use of nasal grafts, repositioning techniques, devices, or suspension suture techniques. This article presents a systematic overview of different suspension suture techniques in nasal valve surgery.
Rhinoplasty - nasal valve - suspension - sutures