Nasal Tip Suspending Transfixion Suture

Bitik O., UZUN H., Kamburoglu H. O., Dadaci M.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.38, no.2, pp.309-315, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-014-0307-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.309-315
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Anterior septal height is an important determinant of nasal tip projection. Accordingly, the anterior septal extension technique has proven itself to be a powerful tool for achieving long-lasting nasal tip projection in rhinoplasty. However, anterior septal extension does not protect against postoperative loss of nasal tip rotation unless an additional suspension strategy is used. A tip-suspending transfixion suture is the authors' strategy for supporting nasal tip rotation whenever an anterior septal extension technique is performed.