Cleft Septorhinoplasty: Form and Function

Tsung yen Hsieh, Raj Dedhia, Drew Del Toro, Travis Tate Tollefson

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Nasal deformity associated with typical cleft lip can cause aesthetic and functional issues that are difficult to address. The degree of secondary nasal deformity is based on the extent of the original cleft deformity, growth over time, and any prior surgical correction to the nose or lip. Repair and reconstruction of these deformities require comprehensive understanding of embryologic growth, the cleft anatomy, as well as meticulous surgical technique and using a spectrum of structural grafting. This article reviews cleft lip nasal deformity, presurgical care, primary cleft rhinoplasty, and definitive cleft septorhinoplasty with a focus on aesthetics and function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-238
Number of pages16
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • Cleft lip nasal deformity
  • Cleft lip rhinoplasty
  • Nasoalveolar molding
  • Presurgical infant orthopedics
  • Primary cleft lip rhinoplasty
  • Secondary revision rhinoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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