Innovation for 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.

Another aspect of my professional approach is the constant endeavour to obtain better results, often by calling obsolete technical procedures into question and evaluating other options that are more suitable for solving the problems presented by patients. This constant drive for progress underpins my scientific studies and the consequent invention of some innovative surgical techniques that have found favour both inside and outside Italy.

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.