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THE ATTACHMENT of one's name to a surgical procedure rarely occurs in the annals of facial plastic surgery. Seldom are the contributions of the individual so inventive or uniquely meaningful to justify such signature identification. Yet for the past 4 decades, the merit of the "Goldman tip" continues to stir debate in rhinoplasty discussions. It stirs as well, in the minds of older surgeons, the memory of its designer, Irving B. Goldman, MD.
Dr Goldman never used the term vertical dome divisions, nor did he specifically speak about the need for conserving alar cartilage or medial strength in the nasal lobule. Yet these tenets of the operation he outlined in 1957 presaged many of the philosophical principles of today's rhinoplasty tip procedures.
Simons RL. Irving B. Goldman, MD (1898-1975)Master Rhinoplasty Surgeon. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(2):151-152. doi: