Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(02): 225-230
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1309303
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Functional Support of the Nasal Tip

Oren Friedman1, Cody Alan Koch2, William R. Smith2
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
06 May 2012 (online)


Surgery of the nasal tip is among the most challenging aspects of rhinoplasty. Abnormalities of the nasal tip, whether primary or iatrogenic, have both functional and aesthetic consequences. This review focuses on the functional support of the nasal tip, surgical techniques commonly used to improve nasal tip support and function, and the effects of these techniques on the appearance of the nose.