Title:
A review of nasal dorsal hump reduction techniques, with a particular emphasis on a comparison of component and composite removal
Authors:
S. Halewyck*, O. Michel*, J. Daele**, F. Gordts*
Institutions:
* ENT department, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; ** ENT department, CHR de la Citadelle, Li├Ęge, Belgium
Keywords:
Nasal profile; rhinoplasty (RSP); component reduction; composite reduction; nasal hump
Pages:
41 - 48
Abstract:
Nasal dorsal hump reduction is a frequently performed and basic step in non-functional rhinoplasty. The literature has described multiple techniques for nasal hump removal. However, most of the descriptions consider new or modified techniques. No papers have been published comparing any of these different surgical interventions. The aim of this paper is to review several techniques in common use, looking at their inherent advantages and disadvantages in the light of the authors' personal experiences. Particular attention is devoted to a comparison of component and composite hump reduction. The latest trends in hump removal techniques aim for predictable and realistic results with pleasing aesthetic outcomes based on precise resection techniques and the optimal preservation of nasal anatomy and function.
Issue:
Suppl. 15, 2010


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A review of nasal dorsal hump reduction techniques, with a particular emphasis on a comparison of component and composite removal