Nuances in Tip Modification: Specific Applications of Cartilage Splitting in Rhinoplasty
29 May 2006 (online)
Division of the lower lateral cartilages in rhinoplasty has long been maligned for producing unnatural results. However, recognition of medial, intermediate, or lateral crural discrepancies allows for their division and overlay. By identifying variant nasal anatomy and understanding the anticipated postsurgical dynamics, the rhinoplasty surgeon will be able to produce consistent, natural outcomes.
Cartilage - division - infratip - tip