Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Aug;61(8):387-395. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2018.00360.

Evaluation and Treatment of Nasal Obstruction Developed after Rhinoplasty

  • 1Doctor Jin's Premium Nose Clinic, Seoul, Korea. doctorjin@daum.net


Nasal airway obstruction is one of the most frequent causes of revision rhinoplasty despite the golden rule that nasal function should not be sacrificed because of cosmetic reason. Nasal function is jeopardized due to diverse reasons including inaccurate diagnosis or inadequate surgical technique. Detailed and thorough evaluation of the nose with review of previous operative technique is necessary to find out exact causes of obstruction. Septum, middle vault, tip, nostril, and nasal mucosa are common anatomic areas of obstruction after rhinoplasty. They are often weakened, damaged, or even destroyed losing their original shape, strength, or position. Changes in these anatomic structures are strongly related to static and/or dynamic obstruction. In this article, authors reviewed the common locations, anatomic causes, and treatment strategies of nasal obstruction after rhinoplasty.


Deformed nose; Nasal obstruction; Revision rhinoplasty; Revision septorhinoplasty
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