A recent patient illustrates multiple points necessary to have a successful rhinoplasty. This gentleman originally had a badly traumatically damaged nose, the result of parental physical abuse. That is an important point. He underwent surgery that straightened his nose and profile, removing the bump. The result seemed good, but the patient was angry and unhappy. […]Read More
This very nice lady (whose identity is protected but whose nose is shown in the accompanying 4 photographs) is a perfect example of several of the principles that I teach and practice. A surgery many years ago, reducing the height of her bridge and tip, collapsed the middle third of her nose, impairing her internal […]Read More
I just answered a letter from a young woman who had sent photographs of herself, explaining that she had “low self-esteem from sunken eyes and a bumpy nose.” She wondered what plastic surgery could do for her. I have answered many inquiries in the past, but two things made this one different: first, most patients […]Read More
Why Doesn’t My Nose Look Like The Simulation That The Doctor Created Before Surgery? Why Do I Have A Supratip Deformity?
I often see patients who bring with them beautiful simulations that their prior surgeons created to show their intended results, but the noses don’t look like that. Why not? It is not as simple as poor skill on the surgeon’s part, though good technique certainly makes a difference. The reason that surgeons have less control […]Read More
I am currently co-chair of an aesthetic symposium for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. In putting this symposium together, my colleague and I are of course selecting the best surgeons to teach the members of this prestigious organization. As I went to the Internet to find phone numbers, I discovered that most of these […]Read More