ePlasty: Vol. 18
Upper Vault Septal Anatomy and Short Nasal Bone Syndrome: Implications for Rhinoplasty
Arian S. Mowlavi, MD,a Tiffany L. Chamberlain, BS,b Astrid Melgar, BS,c Armin Talle, BS,c Sean Saadat, BS,d Soheil Sharifi-Amina, DO,e and Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD, FACSf

aCosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Laguna Beach, Calif; bWestern University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif; cDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine; dThe George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC; eRiverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif; and fHiram C. Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky


Correspondence: drmowlavi@gmail.com
Keywords: short nasal bone syndrome, rhinoplasty, saddle nose deformity, nasal mid-vault collapse, nasal depression

Introduction: This is a diagnostic study that investigates the clinical significance between patients with short and long nasal bones and the variation in upper septal composition that would delineate propensity for middle vault collapse. Methods: Computed tomographic scans of 16 female patients undergoing  .......