Eur J Plast Surg (2004) 27:102 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0588-4 BOOK REVIEW R. R. Olbrisch R. Meyer: Secondary Rhinoplasty Including Reconstruction of the Nose, 2nd edn Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2002, 419 pp (ISBN 3-540-65884-x) Published online: 27 March 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 After publication of the first edition, “Secondary and ples in colour pictures and comprehensive technical draw- Functional Rhinoplasty: The Difficult Nose” 14 years ings. With tremendous patience and exactness which is ago, Rodolphe Meyer has produced an extended second visible in his numerous illustrations, he artistically tries to edition with a broad spectrum of new cases and precise reconstruct the smallest deformity caused by an un- illustrations with over 1800 drawings and colour pictures. favourable healing process or distorting scars. He uses In this beautiful book he again presents his great expertise transplantation of bone, cartilage or composite ear grafts. and fortifies his extraordinary knowledge about the field In many cases, more than one procedure is necessary to of rhinoplasty accumulated over a half century. obtain a good final result. Each of them is demonstrated in The book is divided into 36 chapters. After reviewing detail so the reader understands that a secondary rhino- the basic science i.e. anatomy, physiology and anaesthe- plasty is not only highly demanding but also requires sia, Meyer extensively discusses intra- and postoperative refined surgical skills and great surgical experience. complications and thoroughly explains how they may be This book should be “a must” to every surgeon who corrected. A detailed discussion is provided on residual performs rhinoplasties in order to learn how deformities bony deformities, deformities of the nasal cartilaginous after nasal-surgical procedures can evolve due to a wrong framework, nasal tip deformities, alterations of the con- technique or unfortunate scar development. The experi- chae, and septal cartilage perforation. In addition the enced surgeon will thankfully study the curiosities of treatment of the columella, the nasal alae, the upper lip deformities and the endless hints for possible corrections and congenital malformations, and changes of the aging to broaden his/her own spectrum of knowledge. Rodolphe nose are also presented. Based on his great experience he Meyer lets us participate in his great knowledge, wisdom has last, but not least, described in the final chapter one of and experience in surgical procedures of the nose. These the most complicated procedures in nasal surgery: the tips and tricks can then be used for the well-being of our complete reconstruction or even creation of a nose. patients. The book should be an integral part of the library In the area of complications and residual deformities of anyone who performs rhinoplasty. after previous rhinoplasties, he provides clear-cut exam- R. R. Olbrisch ( ) Dsseldorf, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
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