Facial plast Surg 2006; 22(1): 003-008
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939947
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Aligning the Bony Nasal Vault in Rhinoplasty

Anil R. Shah1 , Minas Constantinides1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
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29 May 2006 (online)


The bony nasal vault represents a complex three-dimensional structure, analogous to a truncated pyramid or pyramidal frustrum. By analyzing the nasal bones and determining the length and width of the nasal bones, appropriate surgical measures can be employed. In addition, a review of several different osteotomy techniques is performed.