Nasal reconstruction has been a preoccupation of surgeons dating
to before 600 bc. The nose is the central focal point of the face and a key identifying
facial feature, and surgery to the nose can prove to be challenging to even
the most experienced surgeon. The objective of this CME article is to outline
the most commonly used surgical options for each nasal aesthetic subunit, and
the specific complications observed for each. The best surgical options and
technical refinements are highlighted, and principles that may help restore the
nose are outlined.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify common negative outcomes that arise with conventional nasal reconstruction.
- Understand the technical refinements that help avoid and reduce negative outcomes in nasal reconstruction.
- Learn about the utility of regional axial island flaps for nasal reconstruction, in particular, the lateral nasal artery flap.
Daniel E. Borsuk, M.D., M.B.A.; Constantine Papanastasiou, M.D., M.Sc.; Andre Chollet, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors: Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editors: Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media:Journal Article, video
Release Date: 10/01/2021
Expiration Date: 10/01/2024
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
*Course access ends on course expiration date
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Disclosures
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