Background: The treatment of columello labial angle is an important point in rhinoplasty. We believe that this angle is depressed and acute, in function of a retracted position of the maxilla and nasal spine, that represent a "back" support to the nasal pyramid basis. Objective: We describe in this paper our technique, using a small compact silicone device, included through a vestibular approach, introduced into the columella and supported in front of the maxilla, functioning like an actual advance of the maxilla, redefining the columella shape and projecting the all basis of nasal pyramid and consequently, the nasal tip. Methods: This alloplastic implant was carved in a "medium" or "soft" silicone block (Silimed®), following a pre defined design, adapted to each patient. Results: We have excellent aesthetic with this procedure, replacing many times a classic rhinoplasty, more complex and invasive procedure, or joining additional help associated to it. In our 32 years practice using this technique and among 181 treated patients, we had late expositions of this implant in only two cases.
Keywords: Rhinoplasty. Nose/surgery. Prostheses and implants.