Surgical Reconstruction of Nasal Alar Deformities

Min Sung Kim, Ji Yun Choi
2017 Journal of Rhinology  
Reconstruction of the nasal alar may be challenging due to the complex nature of multiple cosmetic units and functional considerations, including maintenance of valvular competency. Reconstructive options include various flaps or graft repairs, depending on the subunit involvement and the size of the defect. Linear closures may be suitable for small defects, while bilobed flaps, melolabial flaps, and forehead flaps may be considered for moderate to large defects involving partial and
more » ... tial and full-thickness defects of the ala.
doi:10.18787/jr.2017.24.2.65 fatcat:ybsnkimprnduddklcm6ymdc6hu