Airflow Considerations and the Effect of Webster's Triangle in Reduction Rhinoplasty

Kamburoglu H. O., Bitik O., VARGEL İ.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.45, no.5, pp.2244-2254, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-021-02168-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2244-2254
  • Keywords: Rhinoplasty, Reduction rhinoplasty, Nasal breathing, Nasal osteotomy, Septum, Turbinate, Nasal airway, NASAL, SEPTORHINOPLASTY, OSTEOTOMY, AREA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Reduction rhinoplasties, regardless of the methods used (structural or preservation), can cause a reduction in the internal nasal volume, which may lead to breathing problems. In 1977, Webster proposed preserving a little triangle in the beginning of the lower lateral osteotomy line to prevent breathing problem. However, its importance is still controversial.