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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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ISSN: 2155-9554

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The role of spreader flaps in preventing of nasal obstruction in primary rhinoplasty: A randomizedcontrolled trial

4th International Conference and Expo on Cosmetology & Trichology

June 22-24, 2015 Philadelphia, USA

Babak Saedi

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Background: Nasal obstruction is a preventable complication of rhinoplasty, for which the spreader graft is the gold standard. More recently, the spreader flap technique has been espoused as an alternative to spreader grafting. Herein, we evaluated the efficacy of this technique in a randomized trial setting. Methods: The spreader flap was used in 32 patients who were candidates for primary rhinoplasty and also 34 others without spreader flap usage were recruited as a control group. Accordingly, acoustic rhinometry was used in every patient before and after one year of operation. Average volume and minimal cross-sectional area of the nose and findings were collected. Also, the pre- and post-operative patients´┐Ż?? subjective assessment about their satisfaction from their appearance and nasal obstruction were evaluated according to Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: Among the study group patients, 46 (69.7%) were female and 20 (30.3%) were male. Their mean age was 50/5 ┬▒ 6/24 years. The difference in minimum cross-sectional area (MCA) in the control group was -0.1 and -0.6 (on right and left sides, respectively), while in the spreader flap group it was -0.5 and -0.3, which showed an increase in MCA. However, this difference was not statistically significant (p=0.50). Also, the differences between preoperative and postoperative VAS were not significant in both nasal obstruction (p=0.68) and cosmetic satisfaction (p=0.38). Conclusions: Spreader flap is an attractive technique in preserving of middle vault in nasal plastic surgery. However, its effect needs more evaluation.