A 3-Level Impaction Technique for Dorsal Reshaping and Reduction Without Dorsal Soft Tissue Envelope Dissection.
Published on Jun 27, 2021in Aesthetic Surgery Journal3.799
· DOI :10.1093/ASJ/SJAB261
BACKGROUND Preservation Rhinoplasty (PR) techniques are continuously evolving in the last two years. Many variations of old-fashioned techniques have been proposed since Daniel coined this term in 2018. OBJECTIVES Authors want to describe indications for a new "three level impactions" technique allowing, in selected cases, a complete profile correction and dorsal reduction without the dorsal soft tissue envelope (STE) dissection. METHODS Three hundred fifty primary closed rhinoplasty cases were retrospectively studied from January 2018 and October 2019. Age, sex, race and technical details, surgical time and complications have been registered. Ninety-five dorsums were reduced and shaped without dissecting the dorsal soft tissue envelope, combining a 1) swinging door septoplasty with low septal strip resection, 2) endonasal bony cap mosaic osteotomies, and 3) Let down or Push down operation (LDO/PDO). RESULTS All patients showed a dramatic change in profile height and shape without neither dorsal STE dissection nor bony cartilage dorsal tissue resection. The average follow-up time was 14 months (range, 12-16 months). CONCLUSIONS In selected patients, dorsum can be preserved without soft tissue envelope dissection. By combining multiple endonasal maneuvers is possible to obtain a dramatic change without dissecting the soft tissue envelope and at the same time avoiding any dorsal tissue resection: mosaic osteotomies for DKA conversion from S to V shaped dorsum, LDO and low septal strip resection for impaction and quadrangular cartilage flap rotation for profile setting. It is a versatile technique in selected patients, which leads to fast recovery and natural results.