THE ART AND HISTORY OF RHINOPLASTY
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
As an eighteen year old Marine, I sustained a broken nose which was reset at the hospital in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Although it was a traumatic experience, my life was changed forever. My subsequent tour in Korea confirmed my commitment to become a plastic surgeon.
Ten years later, as a senior medical student at the University of Miami, I presented a brief history of rhinoplasty which was published internationally in –Medical World News”.
My 5000 year historical account, –The History of Rhinoplasty – An Epitome of Plastic Surgery” included plates from Dr. Gaspar Tagliacozzi’s 1597 publication. This was the first published book that was entirely dedicated to plastic surgery with very few copies still in existence. Ten years ago I was presented with perhaps the best surviving copy by my wife as an anniversary gift. Pages from this book entitled –De Curtorum Chirurgia per Insitionem” (1597):
Eleven days ago I performed a rhinoplasty (nose job) on a modern day Egyptian –Cleopatra” who returned to New York City seven days after her surgery. She just texted me a picture tonight.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY
TODAY – 11 DAYS AFTER HER RHINOPLASTY
Decades after my medical school presentation. I am still maintaining the tradition of my craft with numerous procedures involving the nose, both cosmetic and reconstructive
Nasal reconstruction after skin cancer