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Rethinking Rhinoplasty and Facial Surgery

A Structural Anatomic Re-Analysis of the Face and Nose and Their Role in Aesthetics, Airway, and Sleep

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  • Provides a reference that is applicable to otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, and dentists
  • Reviews and analyzes conventional rhinoplasty and facial structural treatment
  • Presents new findings and understandings about the facial skeleton
  • Written by an expert in the field

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Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

This volume presents a novel logic-based, simplified understanding and approach to the external nose and face for aesthetics, airway, and sleep treatments that have mostly been under-recognized in the past. Key features of the text include an engineer’s approach to simple rhinoplasty, (Release, Resize, Reposition, Reinforce) instead of the typical step-wise procedure algorithm. It also includes a logical explanation of how facial skeletal anatomy is the true cause of sleep apnea and aesthetic deformity with the physics and evidence of how this works, and a review of conventional rhinoplasty/facial structural treatments, with an analysis of why these are flawed and need improvement. Finally, rhinoplasty surgical strategy is discussed using a Rhinoplasty Compass(TM) diagram.

 Rethinking Rhinoplasty and Facial Surgery appeals to the surgeon who has grown frustrated with the aesthetic and breathing results of the conventional treatment paradigm.  It also appealsto the otolaryngologist, plastic or oral surgeon who avoids working on the external nose and nasal valve because of the perceived complexity of graft-style rhinoplasty or oversimplicity and limitations of basic septoplasty and turbinate reduction. This book provides a hybrid approach to the nose and face that provides more reliable and straightforward outcomes via an understanding of framework.


Authors and Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA

    Howard D. Stupak

About the author

Howard D. Stupak, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Bronx, NY

Howard D. Stupak MD, an Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York is a nationally recognized researcher on the nose and airway, and invented the Alar™ device sold by Medtronic Inc.  He lectures and is published extensively nationally on the concepts presented in this book and clinically practices as the director of Otolaryngology and residency site director at Jacobi Medical Center, and in a private practice in Westport Connecticut.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Rethinking Rhinoplasty and Facial Surgery

  • Book Subtitle: A Structural Anatomic Re-Analysis of the Face and Nose and Their Role in Aesthetics, Airway, and Sleep

  • Authors: Howard D. Stupak

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-44673-4Published: 06 May 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-44674-1Published: 05 May 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 236

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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