Freed Lower Lateral Cartilages with Intact Lateral Attachments: A Versatile Approach in Tip Plasty

Akbaas H., Yagmur C.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.40, no.4, pp.475-481, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-016-0647-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-481
  • Keywords: Rhinoplasty, Tip plasty, Alar cartilage, Medial crura, Rhinoplasty technique, Dissection, NASAL TIP, RHINOPLASTY, NOSE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Tip plasty is an important procedure that contributes much to obtaining an aesthetically pleasant nose. To increase precision during the tip plasty procedure, control over the lower lateral cartilages should be maximized. This can be accomplished by extending the exposure of the cartilage framework. We present our "Freed Lower Lateral Cartilages With Intact Lateral Attachments" approach through which inferior lateral cartilages are being dissected free from their attachments, while only their lateral bases (lateral crural parts) are left intact.