Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(01): 076-080
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723826
Original Article

120 Years of Dorsal Preservation in Rhinoplasty

1  Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Alwyn Ray D'Souza
2  Department of Otolaryngology, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Dorsal preservation techniques in rhinoplasty are experiencing a renaissance in recent years. New techniques and modifications to existing techniques are being described at an intensifying pace. Dorsal preservation, however, is not a new concept and was first described over 120 years ago. It is timely that we conduct a review of the key techniques and concepts of dorsal preservation in rhinoplasty that had been published over the past 120 years, at a moment in which we consider as a revival of this school of thought.

Publication History

Publication Date:
23 February 2021 (online)

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