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Rhinoplasty Strategy and Tactics Using the Rhinoplasty Compass™

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Instead of considering “steps” in a procedure, which must be blindly followed for various “indications,” this chapter presents an alternative structure to consider surgery. These “stages” of a procedure permit more thoughtfulness and flexibility by the surgeon to use judgment instead of memorization. The stages include approach, release, re-size, reposition, and reinforcement. The surgeon thus does not simply “check a box” at the completion of steps, but must achieve satisfactory achievement of the stages objective before advancing. Using the Rhinoplasty Compass™ of framework, surgical strategies to modify the basic variations on framework are described, using the stage concept.


  • Rhinoplasty approach
  • Release
  • Nasal re-sizing
  • Septal repositioning
  • Septal excess
  • Septal deficiency
  • Rhinoplasty Compass
  • Rhinoplasty modeling

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Stupak, H.D. (2020). Rhinoplasty Strategy and Tactics Using the Rhinoplasty Compass™. In: Rethinking Rhinoplasty and Facial Surgery. Springer, Cham.

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