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Sept/Oct 15, 2008

Jacques JosephFather of Modern Facial Plastic Surgery

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008;10(5):300-303. doi:10.1001/archfaci.10.5.300

Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) (Figure 1) was one of the most important figures in modern rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. He was a talented surgeon who had not only excellent surgical know-how, but also an artistic feeling for form at his disposal. He established the intranasal techniques of rhinoplasty, saw the dual task of rhinosurgery in the improvement of function and form, and saw aesthetic surgery as a medical task. Joseph was also a teacher and an inventor in the field of rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. With his famous textbook on nasal plastic surgery and other facial reconstructive procedures, he established his outstanding personality in the history of rhinoplasty.

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