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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 473481, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/473481
Review Article

Rhinoplasty and Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgey, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA 92055, USA
2Department of Surgery, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesa, MD 20814, USA
3Department of Health Care Sciences, The George Washington University School of Health Sciences, Washinton, DC 2003-7, USA

Received 27 November 2010; Accepted 1 May 2011

Academic Editor: Selahattin Özmen

Copyright © 2011 George L. Murrell. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An increasing number of patients are opting for combining sinus surgery and cosmetic rhinoplasty. The author has been performing rhinoplasty with FESS since April of 1990. The technique and equipment used in early cases is much different than that used in more recent surgeries. Specific advances include high definition monitor, intraoperative navigation system, and powered dissecting instruments. The benefits of these advances are illustrated by a review of the more recent cases performed by the author. Combined rhinoplasty and FESS can be performed with good results (functional and cosmetic) and minimal complications. Advances in sinus surgery technique and equipment have made the procedure safer, faster, more precise, and more comfortable.