Medicina 33 - May 2014 - Armando Boccieri

"The incongruous and excessive removal of cartilaginous tissue of the nasal pyramid during a rhinoplasty can lead to both aesthetic and functional problems. In general, the functional ones are due to the collapse of the structure, which no longer allows the patient to breath normally.

With the open approach, through a small incision in the columellar area, we can obtain a large exposure of the nasal pyramid and employ auricular cartilage grafts to reconstruct the missing parts.

The result of secondary rhinoplasty looks natural and the patient can finally regain the overall harmony of his or her face".