The Subunit Principle in Nasal Reconstruction

@article{Burget1985TheSP,
  title={The Subunit Principle in Nasal Reconstruction},
  author={Gary C. Burget and Frederick J. Menick},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={76},
  pages={239–247}
}
The nasal surface is made up of several concave and convex surfaces separated from one another by ridges and valleys. Gonzalez-Ulloa has designated the nose an aesthetic unit of the face. These smaller parts (tip, dorsum, sidewalls, alar lobules, and soft triangles) may be called topographic subunits. When a large part of a subunit has been lost, replacing the entire subunit rather than simply patching the defect often gives a superior result. This subunit approach to nasal reconstruction… Expand
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