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THE ART AND HISTORY OF RHINOPLASTY
(Nose Job)

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.

Lewis J Obi

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”.

history of rhinoplasty

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):

de curtorum chirurgia per insitionem

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.

before rhinoplasty surgery immediately after rhinoplasty surgery

BEFORE SURGERY

IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY

11 days after rhinoplasty

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 cancer

Nasal reconstruction after skin cancer

nasal
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