Post-Rhinoplasty Taping Beneficial for Skin Envelope

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Post-Rhinoplasty Taping Beneficial for Skin Envelope
Post-Rhinoplasty Taping Beneficial for Skin Envelope

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Post-rhinoplasty taping (PRT) can help the skin envelope to compress and is particularly useful in thick-skinned patients, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Berke Ozucer, M.D., from the Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Research and Education Hospital in Istanbul, and colleagues examined the effect of PRT in 57 patients undergoing rhinoplasty who were randomized to a control group (20 patients) or to two- or four-week PRT groups (17 and 20 patients, respectively). Mean nasal skin thickness (MNST) was calculated and participants in each group were categorized according to MNST measurements as having thick skin or thin skin.

The researchers found that the four-week PRT group had a significant effect on the supratip compared with the control group (P = 0.001). Significant effects on MNST were seen for the two-week and four-week PRT groups compared with the control group (P = 0.02 and 0.007, respectively). A nonsignificant effect was seen on the tip (P = 0.052). In thin-skinned patients, PRT had no effect, while in thick-skinned patients, PRT had a significant effect on the MNST and the rhinion (P = 0.01 and 0.02, respectively), but not the tip or supratip (P = 0.06 and 0.07, respectively).

"The procedure can be used particularly in thick-skinned patients, in whom skin draping and nasal refinement is crucial to the surgical outcome," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease


More in Home

Dermatography Helps Lessen Appearance of Surgical Scars

Dermatography Helps Lessen Appearance of Surgical Scars

Pigments can restore more natural skin appearance that patients are happy with

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Live in America's Water Systems

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Live in America's Water Systems

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve TBI Symptoms

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve TBI Symptoms

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »