Nasal Obstruction Considerations in Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Douglas Sidle, Katherine Hicks

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Cosmetic rhinoplasty is an increasingly popular procedure in the United States. There are critical aspects of preoperative planning and intraoperative execution that facilitate successful rhinoplasty. Thorough preoperative assessment of the structures comprising the internal and external nasal valves and identification of potential at-risk areas for static or dynamic compromise must be done before surgery. Thoughtful maneuvers and meticulous surgical technique must be used. Postoperative counseling ranges from simple reassurance to medical therapy to procedural efforts to alleviate a patient's concerns. It is important to establish rapport with the patient and dutifully address all cosmetic and functional concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-1002
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • External nasal valve
  • Internal nasal valve
  • Nasal valve compromise
  • Obstruction
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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