Nasal SMAS Excision Beverly Hills
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The nasal SMAS is a layer of soft tissue that covers the lower nasal cartilages. The thickness of the nasal SMAS depends on a person’s skin thickness and ethnicity. In patients with thick nasal skin who want a more refined tip, we sometimes remove the nasal SMAS. This basically thins the lower nasal skin in a controlled manner that allows better tip definition without contour irregularities.
On the left, the nasal skin has been elevated off the cartilages. The nasal SMAS has been left on the nasal tip cartilages. On the right, the nasal SMAS has been removed exposing the nasal tip cartilages. This will help create a more refined nasal tip.
This is a side-view of the nasal SMAS being removed from the lower nasal cartilages. The nasal skin is being retracted out of the way on the left.
This is a picture of the nasal SMAS after it has been removed.
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