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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Nov;34(6):785-791. Korean. Original Article.
Choi KY , Kirk IS , Cho BC .
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
Jangheung General Hospital, Jangheung, Korea.

PURPOSE: Paraffin has been used to augment depressed nasal contour for many years by illegally. Reported complications of nasal paraffinoma were skin thinning, displacement of nasal profile, redness, chronic inflammation and malignant change to skin cancer. The current authors report results of the secondary rhinoplasty after excision of nasal paraffinoma. METHODS: Through the open rhinoplasty incision, paraffinoma was removed under direct vision. Saline irrigation and meticulous hemostasis were performed. Simultaneously, the secondary depressed nasal deformity was corrected with autogenous dermofat graft harvested from inferior gluteal fold. The dermofat was fixed to the nasofrontal area with bolster suture, and the interdormal area of the tip. RESULTS: A total of 13 patients underwent secondary augmentation with autogenous dermofat graft after removal of paraffinoma from 2000 to 2004. The mean follow-up period was 15 months. There were no postoperative complications. All patients were satisfied with their surgical results. However, there were 10 to 20 percent resorption of the grafted dermofat. CONCLUSION: It is suggest that autogenous dermofat be one of good materials for the correction of the secondary deformity after removal of nasal paraffinoma. In addition, autogenous dermofat graft presented easy harvesting and manipulation for transfer, high survival rate by firm fixation to the recipient site and stable surgical results.

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