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Otolaryngology - Rhinoplasty Terms

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  • Pinched Tip

  • Refers to the tip being too thin which can occur from improper technique and even nasal valve collapse due to lack of cartilaginous support or removal of scar tissue.

  • Pollybeak Deformity

  • A nasal deformity caused by the supratip becoming the leading portion of the nose rather than the nasal tip.

  • Projection

  • The measure of how far your nose sticks out from your face.

  • Ptotic Tip

  • When the nasal tip hangs inferiorly creating an acute nasolabial angle.

  • Pyramid (Bony Pyramid)

  • The bony portion of the nose made up bilaterally of the nasal bone and frontal process of the maxilla.

  • Pyriform Apeture

  • The pear-shaped external bony opening of the nasal cavity.

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