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The Infratip Lobule Butterfly Graft: Balancing the Transition from the Tip Lobule to the Alar Lobule.

Authors
  • Rohrich, Rod J1
  • Afrooz, Paul N
  • 1 Dallas, Texas From the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2018
Volume
141
Issue
3
Pages
651–654
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004179
PMID: 29481396
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The nasal alae and the soft-tissue triangles are delicate structures, the contours of which are largely dependent on soft tissue and the indirect influence of the lower lateral cartilages. Creating appropriate and continuous contour from the tip lobule to the alar lobule can be challenging. The alar contour graft is one reliable method of achieving predictable contour. However, alar contour grafts of ideal length may be scarce. The butterfly graft is a simple, reliable, and predictable method of providing support in the region of the soft triangle, and spans the region between the tip lobule and alar lobule, thereby balancing the transition between these regions.

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