Innovation in rhinoplasty

The actual surgical operation is only a part of a long chain made up of many other and equally important links, including the preoperative examinations, photographs, computer simulation, answering questions and dispelling doubts before the operation and boosting the patient’s morale before entering the operating theatre, as well as post-operative therapy, medication and follow-up.

I believe that every stage of the therapeutic pathway is important, and that the importance of the patient’s psychological state should never be underestimated in this sector of surgery.

On the one hand it is necessary to have a human approach and a bit of psychology, on the other hand it is necessary to look for better and better results by questioning obsolete procedures to find others that better meet the needs of patients. This constant desire to move forward was the basis of my studies, which led me to the realization of some innovative personal surgical techniques in the field of primary and secondary rhinoplasty, appreciated in Rome, throughout Italy and abroad.

One of the greatest turning points in rhinoplasty over the last fifty years came when the focus switched from elimination to preservation and sometimes even augmentation . Still today, however, through carelessness or ignorance, many surgeons unfortunately continue to remove excessive amounts of the septum, dorsum, and alar and lateral cartilages and thus encounter the associated aesthetic and functional problems, including collapse of the nasal bridge, perforation of the septum, pinching of the nasal wings, saddle nose, and internal valve stenosis.