Facial plast Surg 2007; 23(1): 062-069
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-970166
Copyright © 2007 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Evolving Techniques in Rhinoplasty

Steven H. Dayan1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
02 March 2007 (online)


Rhinoplasty is a highly complex procedure with a steep learning curve. Young physicians during advanced surgical training are imprinted with the techniques of their mentors. These methods are often initially favored. As the physician matures, early adopted methods then serve as the foundation from which differing individualized techniques are developed and employed. This article will examine the modifications and evolution of one surgeon's rhinoplasty techniques and philosophies over the first 6 years of practice and how this relates to the changes that have occurred over the same time frame in his mentors' practice.