Functional rhinoplasty: treatment of the dysfunctional nasal sidewall.

  title={Functional rhinoplasty: treatment of the dysfunctional nasal sidewall.},
  author={John A Ballert and Stephen S. Park},
  journal={Facial plastic surgery : FPS},
  volume={22 1},
Treatment of nasal obstruction caused by nasal valve dysfunction requires a thorough evaluation of the mechanics of normal nasal anatomy and function. Surgical correction of nasal valve dysfunction is based on determining the epicenter of dysfunction, whether it is a static obstruction of the internal nasal valve or a dynamic collapse of either the external nasal valve or the intervalve area. Spreader grafts, flaring sutures, and butterfly grafts are used to widen and support the narrow… CONTINUE READING

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