The lateral crural division has been traditionally used to control projection and rotation of the nasal tip. Cephalocaudal positioning of the lateral crura is yet another parameter with important aesthetic and functional implications; if malpositioned, it can cause the “parenthesis deformity” of the nasal tip. Armando Boccieri, MD, and Giuseppe Raimondi, MD, describe a modification of the lateral crural overlay in which the incision is stairstep shaped rather than vertical and the cartilage is completely dissected from the vestibular skin. The subsequent downward displacement and overlap successfully resolves the parenthesis deformity. A detailed description of the technique, with illustrations and photographs, is provided.