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The use and abuse of external incisions in rhinoplasties


The author emphasizes his basic opposition to the use of external incisions in surgical rhinoplasty with only a few minor exceptions. External incisions are justifiable in only a limited number of cases, and when they are published these cases should be exceptional indeed and not suggested as an alternative technique or as an innovation to be used on a routine basis. The endonasal approach should be used in the vast majority of aesthetic rhinoplasties with only a few exceptions mentioned here.

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Correspondence to Benito Vilar-Sancho.

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Vilar-Sancho, B. The use and abuse of external incisions in rhinoplasties. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 13, 63–64 (1989).

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Key words

  • Rhinoplasty, aesthetic
  • Endonasal surgery
  • External incisions, drawbacks