Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(04): 407-416
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1319835
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Revision of the Surgically Overshortened Nose

Dean M. Toriumi1, Anthony Bared1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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07 August 2012 (online)


The short nose deformity may arise from multiple etiologies including iatrogenic following rhinoplasty. The weakening of the cartilaginous support and the contractile forces imposed by the healing soft tissue envelope may result in the short nose deformity. The focus of this article is to present the senior author's approach to this nasal deformity.