Nasal Reconstruction: Art and Practice

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A nasal reconstruction authority shows you how to obtain the best outcomes and repair unsatisfactory results from former surgeries. In addition to presenting the latest principles and techniques, this new resource also examines evolving concepts and methods, keeping you at the forefront of today’s practice. The book emphasizes the restoration of nasal defects—from simple to complex—and achieving normal appearance and function. Comprehensive coverage of all nasal injuries and available surgical methods—both cutting edge as well as older, established approaches—help you choose the best approach for each patient and situation. Full-color clinical photos offer real-life clinical views of conditions and step-by-step surgical results, and a bonus DVD—featuring operative clips—shows techniques in action as well as providing hints and tips for obtaining optimal surgical outcomes.

• Offers detailed coverage of the principles of nasal reconstruction and application of the aesthetic principles as they apply to the whole face.
• Discusses design, planning, technique, and pitfalls to avoid for the full range of nasal reconstruction for complete surgical management guidance.
• Covers the latest topics in reconstruction including three-stage forehead flap • repair of the cocaine nose • advances in the use of free flaps for lining • forehead skin graft • microvascular reconstruction of the nose and face • and revision surgery to equip you to meet a wide range of surgical needs.
• Features guidance on reconstruction of nasal defects due to cancer, trauma, infection, congential deformity, drug abuse, and collagen vascular disease.
• Provides expert advice on revision surgery—as well as refinement/touch-up procedures—to effectively handle a previously repaired nose.
• Includes a DVD with 90 minutes of surgical footage—including cases with a complete 2 stage and a 3 stage folded forehead flap—as well as hints and tips for obtaining optimal surgical outcomes.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: The rebuilding of a nose requires a masterful combination of art and science, which this book provides.
Purpose: The author wishes to impart his aesthetic sensibility, the manner in which he plans for the fabrication of missing nasal sections, and the technical attributes necessary to succeed in this endeavor.
Audience: Those who seek the holy grail of nasal reconstruction will benefit from this book. The author's experience, dedication, and vision regarding the renewal of the traumatized nose will serve well facial surgeons who specialize in this difficult area of reconstruction
Features: The psychology of perception is an excellent introduction to the importance of the nose. In the past, nasal sacrifice was practiced to deface statues and humans accused of adulterous acts. Patients in modern times have to deal with segmental or total loss of the nose. An opening table of cases and photographs depicts the various and sundry defects encountered in the book, along with the relevant chapter covering its repair. The table of contents reveals the depth of the ensuing 25 chapters. After understanding the perceptual alterations encountered with the loss of the nose, the book delves into the challenges of nasal rebuilding, including clearing cancer from the nose and repairing small and large defects with local appropriation of flaps or grafts. Multiple chapters are then devoted to the main theme of this book: the use of the forehead flap and all that it entails, from design to final implementation, restoring the internal nasal lining, reestablishment of the scaffolding that the flaps will reside upon, preventing complications or dealing with these events, revisions, redoes, and the balance between reconstruction and cosmetic nasal surgery. The photographic representations are of the highest didactic quality. Meticulous drawings and guideline checklists add to the presentation. A 55-minute DVD that accompanies the book details the techniques necessary to rebuild a nose.
Assessment: This is a must for surgeons who specialize in nasal reconstruction.
From the Publisher
"Menick presents his principles and practice of nasal reconstruction with detailed descriptions of over 140 cases organized by defect and technique… Is the book worth buying? The answer is unequivocally yes for four reasons: first, it is well written, second, it is fun to read, third, it is sufficiently detailed to aid you in operating while avoiding disasters and finally, it is filled with valuable lessons applicable to all regions of reconstructive surgery." Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 62(6), June 2009

"Speaking of money, is the book worth buying? The answer is unequivocally yes for four reasons: first, it is well written, second, it is fun to read, third, it is sufficiently detailed to aid you in operating while avoiding disasters and finally, it is filled with valuable lessons applicable to all regions of reconstructive surgery. Even if you no longer perform reconstructive surgery, this book is an ideal gift for your favorite trainee."Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Vol 62, Issue 6, June 2009, Page 726

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702030086
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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