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Osteotomy, Ostectomy, and Dorsal Reconstruction

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Dorsal height is one of the main targets aimed to be corrected with rhinoplasty. It can be corrected with dorsal resection or dorsal preservation. This chapter is about osteotomies, ostectomies, and dorsal reconstruction after dorsal resection. An open roof is formed after dorsal resection. Depending on the extent of the open roof, additional osteotomies may be necessary to be able to close the roof. The open roof will then be closed with lateral and medial oblique osteotomies. Ostectomy is indispensable when the bones are thick and their medial displacement after osteotomy without ostectomy will lead to narrowing of the airway. After closing the bony roof, the cartilaginous roof needs to be closed with various techniques so that pleasing dorsal aesthetic lines are obtained. At the end of dorsal reconstruction, remaining unavoidable irregularities may be corrected with bone dust.

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Çakır, B. (2021). Osteotomy, Ostectomy, and Dorsal Reconstruction. In: Aesthetic Septorhinoplasty. Springer, Cham.

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