G. Aiach: Atlas of Rhinoplasty, 2nd Edn

G. Aiach: Atlas of Rhinoplasty, 2nd Edn Eur J Plast Surg (2004) 27:312 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0675-1 BOOK REVIEW I. Jackson Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 2003, 206 pp (ISBN 1-57626-160-3), $225 US Published online: 22 September 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 In the foreword to this book, my friend, Jack Sheen, the formation on lower lateral cartilage management and the guru of rhinoplasty, states that this atlas “reflects the use of tip cartilage grafts. current state of the art” and that the readers “will be en- Chapter Four is written by L. Gomulinski and presents lightened and challenged by the excellence of the mate- the management of deviated noses. This should be read rial.” What more can I say? carefully by plastic surgeons—it is not a preserve of Gilbert Aiach has been doing aesthetic rhinoplasties otorhinolaryngologists! for 25 years. He states that he has written this book for There are four chapters on grafting, both cartilage and “the novice as well as the experienced plastic surgeon.” In bone in primary and secondary cases. These are very well the Introduction basic assessment of normal and abnormal presented and excellent results are shown. This is prob- anatomy is considered together with functional problems. ably the portion of the book which should be studied most The next chapter considers the transcolumellar ap- carefully. It is the ability to rehabilitate the severely de- proach. The illustrations are excellent and the anatomy is formed nose either primary or secondary which “separates well presented. The performance of the rhinoplasty the men from the boys”! through this approach is clearly shown by an excellent set The results shown here are excellent and they illustrate of photographs. Two important areas to study in this how much care and expertise is necessary to rehabilitate chapter are his “checklist” which is the preoperative ex- the victim of poor primary surgery. amination and the operative sheet which illustrates the Not only are anatomical problems presented together surgery performed; the latter is very important when long- with their solution, but also functional post-rhinoplasty term follow-up is contemplated. disasters are considered. This is a poorly understood area A series of patients are presented which clearly illus- by many plastic surgeons. This book clearly explains trates the method of treating the deformity. These are causation and cure of these problems. accompanied by a comprehensive discussion on their This is a book for every aspiring rhinoplasty surgeon to management. purchase, whether his background is plastic surgery or The third chapter presents a group of cases managed ENT surgery. It was a pleasure for me to read and review by the closed tip approach and this contains useful in- it. I. Jackson ( ) Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: eurjplastsurg@juno.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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