The “Dorsal Reshaping Pencil Technique”-An Innovative Method for Nasal Sculpturing, 4-years’ Experience of a Single Surgeon

Avraham Levy, Ariel Berl, Ofir Shir-Az, Avshalom Shalom*

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Abstract

Background: the nose is the most prominent and centrally located part of the face and contributes greatly to facial aesthetics. Dermal fillers have gained popularity as an acceptable technique to correct and reshape the nose. This study presents the senior author’s (AL) novel technique for nose reshaping in a case series of 167 consecutive patients. Methods: this single surgeon, nonrandomized, retrospective study was conducted from December 2016 to April 2020. A total of 167 consecutive cases were eligible for non-surgical nose reshaping. Patients were divided into 4 groups based on their facial profile and nose defect. All patients were injected using the “dorsal reshaping pencil technique.” Results: a total of 48 (27.3%) men and 119 (72.7%) women, with a mean age of 36.2 years (range 16 to 78 years) were included. 138 (82.6%) members of the study group had never undergone any previous surgical nose procedures and 29 (17.4%) were post-rhinoplasty. Five cases experienced minor complications and no vascular accidents were recorded. Most patients 162 (97%) were satisfied or very satisfied with the procedure. Conclusions: the dorsal pencil technique is simple, safe and reproducible, with a high satisfaction rate. Using the presented guidelines and specific patient selection methods can further improve patients’ and physicians’ satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalAesthetic Medicine
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Dermal fillers
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty
  • Nose reshaping

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