A novel method to prevent complications of nasal osteotomy: matress suture which traverses lateral walls and septum

Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2015;25(6):324-8. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2015.16870.


Objectives: This study aims to investigate long-term nasal wall stability and prevention of nasal osteotomy complications using thin osteotomes without a nasal splint.

Patients and methods: Between March 2012 and August 2014, 16 male patients (mean age 24 years; range 18 to 42 years) who were admitted with the complaint of appearance of nose to our clinic and were diagnosed with nasal deformity were included in this study. Primary rhinoplasty was performed on 15 patients, while secondary rhinoplasty due to open roof deformity was applied in one patient. After hump resection, two holes were made cranially and caudally over the each nasal bone. The mattress suture was performed by passing these holes to stabilize the nasal bone in a desired position following osteotomy. With this technique, only adhesive tapes were applied postoperatively. No external nasal splint was used.

Results: The mean follow-up was nine (range, 7 to 13) months. None of the patients experienced open roof deformity, inverted V deformity, nasal bone collapses or wall irregularities.

Conclusion: Our study results show that our technique is useful to reduce osteotomy complications and to reach the optimal cosmetic outcomes in rhinoplasty.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Septum / surgery*
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Rhinoplasty / methods*
  • Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Sutures*
  • Young Adult