Correction of True Hanging Columella Using Medial Crural Tuck-Up Technique

Bilen B. T. , Aytekin A. H. , Erbatur S., Geyik Y.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.37, ss.210-215, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00266-013-0063-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.210-215


The nasal tip and columella are the two main key components that affect the results of a successful and aesthetically satisfactory rhinoplasty. A true hanging columella is a deformity in which the caudal border of the columella has a downward bowing appearance due to disproportion between the ala nasi and the columella, which is usually congenital. In the management of this challenging deformity, a thorough understanding and consideration of tip dynamics and the anatomical causes address the proper technique to be used. In this study we present our clinical experience with the medial crural tuck-up technique used on 53 consecutive patients with a true hanging columella.