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May 1958

Rhinoplasty: A Simplified Technique

Author Affiliations

Teaching Consultant in Otolaryngology, Boston City Hospital; Associate Member in Otolaryngology, Beth Israel Hospital; Member, Alumni Staff, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(5):527-529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010541003

During the past 15 years there has been a steadily increasing interest on the part of otolaryngologists in the technique of rhinoplasty. This has been manifested by the many papers published on the subject. The reason for this interest is undoubtedly the realization that there are available techniques which can not only serve a cosmetic and psychologic purpose but can also correct faulty function.

Many papers have concentrated on a single aspect of the procedure. Others have been either too verbose or too academic, and this has led to confusion. Some papers advocated procedures which were mechanically and physiologically unsound; such procedures were bound to yield poor results.

After several years of research into the currently used techniques, comparisons, variations, and revisions of details, a technique was evolved which is simple and gives very satisfactory results—both cosmetically and functionally.

The first step in planning any surgical procedure should be a

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