30 June 2015 (online)
Nasal trauma plays a role in the practice of most facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Whether it be the initial management in acute traumatic nasal injuries, or the treatment of established secondary nasal deformities, most of us are faced with both evaluation and treatment challenges of such traumatized noses on almost a daily basis.
For this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery, we have invited renowned facial plastic surgeons who are known for their contributions in the areas of nasal trauma, posttraumatic rhinoplasty, and related deformities. The issue starts with the excellent perspectives by Drs. Hoffman, Ries, and Davis on topics dealing with the initial management of acute nasal bony and soft tissue trauma. This is followed by demonstration of different approaches to the deviated and posttraumatic nasal deformity by Drs. Wang, Fedok, Park, Kriet, and Farrior. Finally, I will discuss my own experience with the difficult problem of perinasal posttraumatic deformities, focusing on the malpositioned medial canthus.
I am confident that you will enjoy this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery and learn as much as I have from reading these excellent personal reviews.