This book on rhinoplastic surgery was initiated by the Dutch ENT society because of the increasing interest of ENT surgeons not only in functional, but also in aesthetic surgery of the nose. This interest has been stimulated by a growing demand for aesthetic surgery.
    In many cases there is a combined functional-aesthetic problem, which can be corrected in a one-stage operative procedure. The fast development of more atraumatic and refined operatíve techniques in the last decade, and the importance of good long-term results and dwindling mishaps in nasal surgery, emphasize the need for an up-to-date, step-by step operatíve guide. Although there are many good books on the subject of rhinoplasty, there is a lack of practical guides covering surgical anatomy, pre- and postoperative management and Basic techniques for septal-, tip- and osseocartilaginous vauit surgery, especially for the less experienced rhinosurgeon.
    This book is divided into three parts: the Basic knowledge needed for rhinoplastic surgery (part I), the different operatíve techniques (part II), and capita selecta of special problems (part III), written by internationally renowned authorities on rhinoplasty.
    We hope that this practical guide will be of use to many surgeons by helping them to perform one of the most challenging aspects of fadal plastic surgery: rhinoplasty.

Gilbert J. Nolst Trenité

Second enlarged edition

It is with great pleasure that I present the second enlarged edition of Rhinoplasty: A Practical Guide to Functional and Aesthetic Surgery of the Nose.
    The first edition was sold to all parts of the world, from Japan to Colombia in South America. The reviews in leading journals were overwhelmingly positive. Any small points of constructive criticism acted as a stimulus to improve the second edition. The book has been considerably extended and now contains 300, rather than 200, pages, not to mention about 200 extra full-color illustrations and three new chapters: `External rhinoplasty, the benefits and the pitfalls', `Nasal vestibular stenoses' and `Guidelines for cadaver dissection'. The purpose of the Tast mentioned (a unicum in textbooks on rhinoplasty) is to stimulate neophyte rhinoplastic surgeons to start practising modern rhinoplasty techniques on cadaver specimens before proceeding to patients. A fourth new chapter, `Surgical management of large septal perforations' by R. Meyer, on the very challenging treatment of septal perforations, replaces his earlier contribution `Tip columella and ala'.
    Moreover, a completely new teaching tool has been developed with the help of ETI (Expert Center of Taxonomic Identification) at the University of Amsterdam: An inter active CD-ROM with live-surgery video coverage of the different surgical procedures linked to the corresponding chapters, which enables the user to observe the surgery in combinadon with the techniques described.
    I sincerely hope that this second enlarged edition, combined with its specific inter active CD-ROM, will contribute to shortening the learning process in one of the most difficult aspects of fadal plastic surgery: that of rhinoplasty.

Gilbert J. Nolst Trenité

Third edition with interactive DVD

After the first edition, which was published in 1993, and the second edition with interactive CD ROM, published in 1998, this third edition is even more extensive, containing six new chapters: Septal surgery basic techniques; New concepts in reconstructive septoplasty; Developments in the open rhinoplasty approach; Ethnic rhinoplasty; Batten grafts for nasal valve collapse; and Nasal reconstruction.

Moreover, a sophisticated new interactive DVD has been developed in cooperation with the Audio Visual Center at the University of Amsterdam. Its goal is to provide a practical guide with the maximum impact on teaching. The DVD contains more than two and a half hours of live surgery and there are short video clips on specific surgi­cal techniques to complement the various chapters.

The many positive reactions from all parts of the world regarding this practical guide to functional and aesthetic surgery of the nose, which has helped colleagues improve their surgical skills, have been a huge stimulus.

Once again, I sincerely hope that this third edition, with its interactive DVD that explicitly shows most of the modern techniques in rhinoplasty, will be of benefit to surgeons who wish to improve their skills in rhinoplasty, which today still remains the most challenging and difficult surgical procedure in plastic surgery of the face.

Gilbert J. Nolst Trenité


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