Difficulty in rhinoplasty takes two forms: the aesthetic and the technical. Rhinoplasty surgeons need a sense of beauty to design the target shape, but the shape must comply with the patient's often problematic demands. The only appropriate approach is to suggest two or three shapes that suit the patient's appearance and expectations, and ask the patient to choose between them. The technical difficulty, on the other hand, lies in assessing the anatomical character of the problem and selecting the procedure that will achieve the desired shape. This textbook will help readers to make accurate diagnoses, simulate the target shape employing generally used retouch software, suggest to patients different target shapes, and learn how to choose the best procedure to produce the selected target shape. It will assist in the performance of rhinoplasties which take into account the individual patient's requirements and achieve aesthetic results that guarantee patient satisfaction.
Yasushi Sugawara is Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan. Dr. Sugawara graduated from Kagawa Medical School, Japan, in 1986 and obtained his board certification in 1993. He was awarded his doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo in 1995. Dr. Sugawara joined the Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University as an Assistant Professor in 1998, becoming an Associate Professor in 2002 and being appointed to his current position in 2007. He is a member of a variety of professional organizations, including the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sugawara has published extensively in international journals.