Rhinoplasty is 1 of the most applied procedures among aesthetic and plastic surgery areas. Dorsal hump deformity is a common deformity among Caucasians based on the natural anatomy of the nose. Dorsal preservation techniques arose as a necessity for overcoming the negative outcomes of traditional hump reduction surgery in patients with hump deformity. Beside the strong advantages of dorsal preservation techniques such as push-down and let-down techniques in the fixation of dorsal hump deformity, innovations on these procedures would bring better outcomes in terms of aesthetic and functional manners. In present research, the author defines a new technique, which combines new procedures as mix-down and semi let-down and semi push-down techniques. This study was designed as a retrospective. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 36 patients (26 females and 10 males) were included in the study. The author applied to patients hybrid preservation rhinoplasty approach, which is a combination of mix-down and semi let-down and semi push-down techniques. All patients completed the Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) questionnaire before surgery and at their 1-year follow-up appointment. The follow-up period ranged between 13 and 28 months (median of 19.8 months). The initial median ROE score was 55.5, and it increased to 91.00 points at 12 months after surgery (P < 0.001). According to the ROE scale, patients' satisfaction was found as excellent in 91.6% of patients. Present study showed satisfactory outcomes of hybrid dorsal preservation technique, which is a combination of mix-down and semi-let down and semi-push down approaches. This new approach will be suitable for selected patients and easy to perform by the surgeons. Moreover, patients who have concomitant hump and deviation deformities will benefit from hybrid dorsal preservation technique.Level of Evidence: 3.
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