Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(01): 059-069
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1570126
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Rhinoplasty of the Aging Nose

Dean M. Toriumi1, Eric Rosenberger1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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10 February 2016 (online)


The process of aging leads to countless bodily changes on both a macro- and microscopic scale. No organ system is unaffected; however, the nose is especially susceptible. Sun damage, hormone levels, regenerative capability, tissue elasticity, bone resorption, and the effects of gravity contribute to produce classic signs and symptoms. Rhinoplasty of the aging nose requires a comprehensive understanding of aging facial anatomy combined with surgical techniques designed to resist these ubiquitous remodeling forces over time.