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Postby *harri* » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:19 pm


You have to be prepared to research rhinoplasty itself. There are a few good links on this site in the Plastic Surgery Info.

I always think the one I have given above makes a good first read. :newsncoffee:

Or this


Then there's Bizrah.net


and Denenberg's site


There's world of info out there in cyber-space. :newsncoffee:
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Postby Susie » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:18 pm

No posts about cats and dogs however cute.


Right then, first of all you'll want to make sure that the surgeon has all the right qualifications, check to see if he/she is registered on any of the following:




A less scientific approach is sometimes very useful: google your surgeon! You'd be surprised at what information is out there if you really look for it :newsncoffee:

Checking A Surgeon's Qualifications

The above thread in Chit Chat contains information about the various registers where you can check surgeons' qualifcations. :newsncoffee:

The Chit Chat forum is available to members only.
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Postby *harri* » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:15 pm

Rhinoplasty has changed a lot in the last decade and continues to do so. New techniques are being tried all the time. They say that rhinoplasty will be revolutionised when they find the perfect material to rebuild noses. That's a scary thought for a start.

They used to be a lot less conservative than they are today. They had no qualms at stripping all the cartilage out of noses to get a nice shape. I want smaller and even smaller is the eternal cry of the patient with the big nose. And even today some surgeons are happy to oblige.

The small noses looked good for a few years and then they slowly collapsed because they lacked support. A lot of 1960s noses now need heroic rebuilding with ear and even rib grafts so the poor patients can breathe.

Of course, the other problem with making a large nose small is the ability of the skin to shrink-wrap to the new structure. Imagine the framework of a tent made smaller but with the same amount of skin to cover it.

The surgeons can't excise skin. That would leave terrible scars. Some skin types shrink better than others and the surgeon has to assess how well he thinks your skin will re-drape.
People with thick skin will never get the same definition as people with thin. Imagine uphostering a chair where you see more fine detail with thin material rather than thick.

The other side of the coin is that defects and grafts show more thru thin skin than thick.
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Postby *harri* » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:06 pm

So where shall we start :?:

First of all you have to realise that rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult ops for a surgeon to do consistently well. :Rhino: So you always need an expert surgeon.

The nose is a pyramid and what you do to one bit of it affects the rest. It's a bit like a house built of cards, just removing one little card can bring down the lot ):O

Look around you. We all have different noses so a surgeon who gave your friend a beautiful nose may not be able to do the same for you :,(

One surgeon said to his trainee you know nothing about rhinoplasty lad until you have done 1500 noses and followed them for a number of years. :Rhino:
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Welcome Newbies

Postby *harri* » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:58 pm

I thought it might be an idea to write a sticky to welcome the newbies :-F

I'm sure we all get tired of posting the same things.

All oldies are asked to contribute but as it's a sticky I want it to stay on topic. No posts about cats and dogs however cute. You have been warned such posts will be deleted. :nono:

Of course, newbies find this site at different stages in their journey. Some at the start and some when they have already chosen their surgeon. A few looking for revision after they have chosen badly.
All are welcome and we are not a nanny site. We have advice to offer and we would like you to read it.
But then you can take it or leave it.

First of all, please take the time to visit Terms and Conditions.

And FAQ:

It has posting rules and lots of general information as well as instructions telling you how to make things like avatars and tickers and more importantly how to use the powerful search facility to pull out information from the site.

It is your nose and you must do your own research. :Rhino:

Search: search.php

Most of all we would like you to share your experiences with us. :hug:
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