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MOBILE BONY CAP (MEYSEM YORGUN TECHNIQUE): AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE IN PRESERVATION RHINOPLASTY FOR CROOKED NOSE DEFORMITY
  • Meysem Yorgun,
  • Erdinç Çekiç,
  • Ali Evlice
Meysem Yorgun
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Erdinç Çekiç
Haseki Education Research Hospital
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Ali Evlice
Private Clinic
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Abstract

Abstract Introduction Crooked nose deformity is a vertical axis deviation of the nasal pyramid; despite all advancements, it remains a significant problem to resolve. In this study, we present our I- and C-shaped crooked nose rhinoplasty results with this new osteotomy technique. Method This study included 25 patients with I- or C-shaped crooked nose deformities who underwent correction with a closed-approach let-down procedure. In this technique, the middle vault is preserved, the bony cap is mobilized and preserved, and the lateral nasal bones are equalized by a piezo device or classical osteotomes. By the mobilization of the bony cap, tension on the dorsal septum is released, and slight asymmetries are hidden behind this mobile bony cap. Results The postoperative angles for both type I and C deformities were closer to the ideal angle, and the difference was statistically significant. All patients were satisfied with their aesthetic and functional results. Conclusion In this procedure, we correct asymmetries at the lower maxillary nasal junction, such as in the Let-down approach, as well as asymmetries at the K-point, such as in the structural approach. Thus, we combine the advantages of both techniques. Additionally, the mobile-bony cap left on the patient is very useful for releasing the tension of the septal dorsum and hiding slight asymmetries that remain below in the patients.