ABSTRACT: Postoperative nasal asymmetry is a notable problem following primary cleft lip repair and cleft rhinoplasty in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Postsurgical nasal retainer could play an essential role in maintaining the corrected position of the nose during the healing process. However, the manufactured retainers are usually not affordable, nor individualized. The authors report the efficacy of our custom-made postoperative nasal retainer, made from an oxygen nasal cannula, acrylic resin, and orthodontic wire made of stainless steel, in a patient with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate.
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