Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(5): 437-441
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1288932
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Suspension Suture Techniques in Nasal Valve Surgery

Meile S. Page1 , Dirk J. Menger2
  • 1Department of General and Paediatric Surgery, Haga Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Publication Date:
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.