Facial Plast Surg 2012; 28(03): 303-309
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1312698
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Rhinoplasty and Bony Vault Complications

Paul Nassif
1  Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, Los Angeles, California
2  Partner, Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Beverly Hills, California
Joanathan Kulbersh
3  Carolina Facial Plastics PLLC, Facial Plastic Surgery, Charlotte, North Carolina
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21. Juni 2012 (online)


Complications of bony nasal vault surgery can be avoided with a thorough preoperative assessment of the nasal anatomy and meticulous surgical technique. When complications arise, it is imperative to identify the irregularity and undertake the corrective measures. This article highlights possible complications of bony nasal vault surgery and their etiologies, appearances, and management.