Lateral Osteotomy Fixation Technique in Rhinoplasty

URALOĞLU M., Efe G., Karacal R.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.30, no.7, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Rhinoplasty is the most challenging facial aesthetic surgical procedure according to many plastic surgeons. Nasal bone osteotomies, especially lateral osteotomies, have a complicated history. If lateral osteotomy is not stable after osteotomy during intraoperative period, stabilization is attempted with internal and external nasal splints but it is not possible to be confident about the stabilization since it is not fully fixed and cannot be observed directly. The authors presented the technique stabilization of the lateral osteotomy inferior tip with cerclage wire, if there is a stabilization problem or step-off deformity after lateral osteotomy.