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May 1952

Plastic Surgery of the Nose.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(5):638. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010652019

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As the title implies, this book has been written by plastic surgeons, and it is devoted exclusively to the subject of plastic surgery. The selection of topics is based mainly on the experience of the senior author, which includes operations on both civilian and military patients. Cosmetic surgery is emphasized, as well as the correction of deformities and the repair of injuries. The customary methods of preliminary examination and preparation of the patient are described. Means for determining the design for the desired operative results are sketched, including measurements of esthetic contour, casts, and photographs of the face. Directions are given for choice of special instruments to be used in the particular operation and also for the details concerned with anesthesia.

A complete operative outline is presented for reduction of the nasal hump, including the successive steps for removing the hump, narrowing the bridge, shortening the septum, and remolding the

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