Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:233–234 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1132-z LETTER TO THE EDITOR A new use for an old instrument: Laborde tracheal dilator for endonasal rhinoplasty 1 2 3 Ozan Kuduban & Selma Denktas Kuduban & Onder Tan Received: 18 May 2015 /Accepted: 1 June 2015 /Published online: 31 July 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, stone area and nasal bones and apply spreader grafts (Fig. 2) Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgical procedure for aestheti- and intercartilaginous sutures (Fig. 3) with greater ease by cally enhancing and reshaping the nose and restoring func- placing the tool on the nasal dorsum through the tion; both open and endonasal approaches are used. In intercartilaginous space and placing transfixing or open rhinoplasty, an incision is made along the columella hemitransfixing incisions in combination. The Laborde tra- (soft tissue between the nostrils), and in endonasal rhino- cheal dilator is of particular benefit in patients with saddle plasty, all of the incisions are inside the nostril. Open nose or serious primary deformity where sutures and grafts rhinoplasty has the advantage of direct visualization of are commonly used. The adjustment degree of the Laborde the cartilages as well as manipulating and altering nasal dilator is variable;
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2016
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