Columellar advancement flap for midline nasal defects
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Medical Subject Headings
Humans; Nose; Nose Diseases; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Surgical Flaps
Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Dermatologic surgeons frequently encounter nasal tip defects after Mohs micrographic surgery. Correction of these defects presents a unique challenge. Slight flaws in design or technique may induce functional and aesthetic penalty. We present the columellar advancement flap, a novel repair option for nasal tip defects. When used appropriately, this technique results in concealed incision lines, preserved nasal symmetry, and optimal color and texture match. Additional advantages include reduction of “columellar sag” and increase of the nasolabial angle, resulting in more aesthetically pleasing nasal appearance.