Use of Electrosurgery to Refine Cartilaginous Structures in Rhinoplasty - Abstract
Traditionally, a scalpel blade number 11 or 15 is used to remove cartilaginous structures in rhinoplasty. However, this step can present some technical difficulty to achieve the exact modification desired; very often we overcorrect, undercorrect or end up having many irregularities. The use of electrosurgery in rhinoplasty is a technique that can be useful and very precise; so, the objective of this article is to describe a technique for cartilage refinement using electrosurgery. The use of electrosurgery is a quick, safe, and easily accessible instrument to remove irregularities and small amounts of cartilaginous structures in rhinoplasty.