The Importance of Soft Triangle in Rhinoplasty

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Abstract

The soft triangle is a basic, yet delicate and vulnerable, subunit of the nose that is under-rated both academically and surgically. The soft triangle is located at the apex of the nostril, at the point where the dermis is in direct contact with dermis that contains no intervening subcutaneous tissue and it may be unintentionally harmed during rhinoplasty.

The authors suggest using a modified incision and closure and filling with significantly or severely crushed cartilage to prevent notching and to provide support for the soft triangle. The more the authors understand the nature of the soft triangle, the more they will be able to obtain superior surgical results in the nasal tip area.

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