Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(01): 086-091
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724031
Original Article

History of Dorsum Conservative Techniques in Rhinoplasty: The Evolution of a Revived Technique

Diego Arancibia-Tagle
1  Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain
José Carlos Neves
2  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Myface Clinic, Lisboa, Portugal
Alwyn D'Souza
3  Department of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Lewisham, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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The correction and management of the nasal hump has been a classic problem in rhinoplasty since the beginning of the aesthetic purpose of this surgery. For many years, the resective technique described by Joseph has been the battle horse to solve this problem but it has several drawbacks if not done properly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a new dorsal conservative technique was born and for several years was an alternative option to treat the same problem without damaging the keystone area while preserving the dorsal connection between the upper lateral cartilage and the septum. The aim of this article is to review the history and evolution of this technique, which has been reborn after several years, and how it has evolved since then.

Publication History

Publication Date:
23 February 2021 (online)

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