Summary: Nasal tip deprojection is a common goal in rhinoplasty. Several techniques have been described, many of which require destructive techniques that compromise the intrinsic integrity and morphology of the lateral crura. Through lateral translocation of the domes and shortening of the medial crura, nasal tip deprojection can be achieved without disrupting the integrity of the lateral crura. The domes are recreated lateral to the intrinsic domes with a standard transdomal suture, and excess length of the middle and medial crura is managed through transection and shortening of the medial crura. This technique preserves the morphology of the nasal base without altering the position of the medial crural footplates. Deprojection of 4 to 5 mm can be readily achieved with this technique.
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