The Mask Rhinoplasty: A Technique for the Treatment of Binder's Syndrome and Related Disorders

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Congenital and acquired facial deformities in which the nose is small relative to the rest of the face present a problem in reconstruction. Binder's syndrome is the most common of such deformities, where the nose is both short and lacking tip projection. A method of reconstructing such deformities is described. By means of a coronal skin incision and an approach through the upper buccal sulcus, the nasal soft tissues including the alar cartilages are mobilized. Nasal lengthening and improved tip projection are achieved and supported by a cantilevered graft of lyocartilage. The defect created within the nasal vestibule is repaired by means of mucosal flaps raised from the upper buccal sulcus. Ten cases have so far been treated successfully using this technique we call mask rhinoplasty.

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