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International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

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PASINATO, Rogério; MOCELIN, Marcos  and  BERGER, Cezar Augusto Sarraf. Nose tip refinement using interdomal suture in caucasian nose. Int. Arch. Otorhinolaryngol. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.391-395. ISSN 1809-9777.

INTRODUCTION: Refinement of the nose tip can be accomplished by a variety of techniques, but currently, the use of sutures in the nasal tip with conservative resection of the alar cartilage is the most frequently recommended approach. OBJECTIVE: To classify the nasal tip and to demonstrate the interdomal suture applied to nasal tip refinement in the Caucasian nose, as well as to provide a simple and practical presentation of the surgical steps. METHOD: Development of surgical algorithm for nasal tip surgery: 1. Interdomal suture (double binding suture), 2. Interdomal suture with alar cartilage weakening (cross-hatching), 3. Interdomal suture with cephalic removal of the alar cartilage (McIndoe technique) based on the nasal tip type classification. This classification assesses the interdomal distance (angle of domal divergence and intercrural distance), domal arch width, cartilage consistency, and skin type. Interdomal suture is performed through endonasal rhinoplasty by basic technique without delivery (Converse-Diamond technique) under local anesthesia. CONCLUSION: This classification is simple and facilitates the approach of surgical treatment of the nasal tip through interdomal suture, systematizing and standardizing surgical maneuvers for better refinement of the Caucasian nose.

Keywords : rhinoplasty; suture techniques; nose.

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