Which type of osteotomy for edema and ecchymosis - Extemal or internal?

Yucel O.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.55, no.6, pp.587-590, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.sap.0000185396.94875.4a
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-590


Background: Osteotomy is one of the major parts of a rhinoplasty operation Edema and ecchymosis most commonly appear as a result of this surgical manipulation. Different authors use different techniques to perform osteotomy The external perforating approach and the internal continuous technique are the 2 main ways of doing osteotomy in rhinoplasty In our study, we tried to compare the effects of these 2 techniques regarding edema and ecchymosis.