Facial plast Surg 2008; 24(1): 105-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021893
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Aesthetic Repair of Small to Medium-Sized Nasal Defects

Anil R. Shah1 , Richard Zoumalan1 , Minas S. Constantinides1
  • 1New York University School of Medicine, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
20 February 2008 (online)


Reconstruction of small and medium-sized defects of the nose poses a challenge to the facial plastic surgeon. Flaps for small to medium-sized defects most often are closed in single-staged procedures as opposed to larger-sized defects. A variety of techniques can be used including secondary intention, primary closure, full-thickness skin grafts, composite grafts, rhomboid flaps, bilobe flaps, dorsal nasal flaps, island flaps, and inferiorly based meliolabial flaps.