Analysis of gull in flight appearance and related parameters following le fort i osteotomy
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CitationSüzen, M., Dilaver, E. ve Uçkan, S. (2021). Analysis of gull in flight appearance and related parameters following le fort i osteotomy. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 32(6), 2008-2011. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000007484
The present study aimed to investigate how "Gull in Flight" appearance and alar-columellar relationship change following maxillary surgery. Thirty-three patients who underwent Le Fort I osteotomy with or without mandibular osteotomy were included in this retrospective study. Measurements which were angle of columella triangle, alar-rim angle, columella lobular angle, and distance of points forming "Gull in Flight" appearance were evaluated on pre and postoperative frontal and lateral photos of patients. Data was submitted to statistical analysis and significance level was determined as 0.05. Following Le Fort I surgery, distance of points forming "Gull in Flight" appearance with respect to canthus was decreased significantly (P < 0.05). Positions of these points to each other were not changed (P > 0.05). Every 1 mm maxillary impaction led to 0.58 mm reduction in y3 (the distance from the point that illustrates Gull's body) (P = 0.032). There was a decrease in angle of columella triangle, alar-rim angle and increase in columella lobular angle. However, these changes were not found significant (P > 0.05). Angle of columella triangle was increased 2.51 degree for every 1 mm maxillary advancement (P = 0.028). In conclusion, maxillary surgery had an impact on nasal region from frontal view. However, "Gull in Flight" appearance which is one of the aesthetic parameters in nose was not changed following maxillary surgery.