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The Alar Contour Graft: Correction and Prevention of Alar Rim Deformities in Rhinoplasty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
The nasal molding phase must follow alveolar molding so as to avoid undue stretching of the alar rim circumference on cleft side.
The alar rim, which was initially stretched over a wide alveolar cleft deformity, shows some laxity that enables it to be elevated into a symmetrical and convex form.