Figure-of-Eight Suspension Suture in Open Technique Septorhinoplasty

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe a novel surgical suture technique for achieving ideal nasal tip rotation and projection with nasal supratip angle. The figure-of-eight suspension suture (FOESS) technique was used in 68 patients who underwent open technique septorhinoplasty operation between the years 2013 and 2015. Fifty-four of the patients were female and 14 were male. The mean age of the patients was 28.2. The mean follow-up time of the patients was between 6 and 18 months. No complications were observed due to the FOESS technique. Satisfactory results were obtained in the postoperative period after surgery. The FOESS technique generated power against the anterior-inferior tensile strength of the alar cartilages. Thus, it can be possible to shape the nasal tip rotation and projection in the desired dimensions. In addition, this technique helps us to create supratip break point and angle.

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