Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(06): 661-669
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1396526
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Nasal Lift—Nasal Valve Lift and Nasal Tip Lift—Preliminary Results of a New Technique Using Noninvasive Self-Retaining Unidirectional Nasal Suspension with Threads

Yves Saban
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery, French Facial Plastic Surgery Society, Nice, France
De Benito Javier
2  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, International Society Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Barcelona, Spain
Michela Massa
3  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
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23 December 2014 (online)


In the context of nasal obstruction treatment, an alternative, no invasive technique is described. It consists in the suspension of the nasal valve or in the association of the suspension of the valve and rotation of the tip, through the placement of one or two absorbable threads, already known in aesthetic medicine. This technique allows to open the nasal valve and to correct the moderate closure of the nasolabial angle obtaining an immediate benefit of breathing. Functional improvement has been evaluated at regular intervals, that is, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and then provided for every 6 months, through the use of a visual scale of 0/10 to 10/10. In our experience, the technique allows to obtain satisfactory results, avoiding more invasive techniques and postoperative recovery days.