Rhinoplasty was performed differently in the past than today. Get to know the evolution of rhinoplasty and the differences between old and new techniques at this page. Get advice of by Dr Hamidreza HOSNANI about evolution of Rhinoplasty, plastic surgery, nose surgery, nose job.
Rhinoplasty was first developed thousands of years ago in ancient India, when forehead skin was used to repair the nose. This practice used to be performed for the people whose nose were amputated for punishment. Those years are passed and the technics of rhinoplasty are very advanced now.
In 16th century, Gasparo Tagliacozzi, an Italian surgeon who is known as the father of plastic surgery invented a method through which the skin of forearm was transferred to repair amputated nasal tip. The patient maintained a position wherein the forearm was attached to the head so that the flap of skin would grow and attach itself to the nose. Although this method is looking very primitive and harsh but it was the basic for new methods of tissue transfer and repair.
The father of modern rhinoplasty was an ENT specialist.
John Orlando Roe, father of the modern plastic surgery (aesthetic Rhinoplasty), was an otolaryngologist in New York who invented modern methods of closed rhinoplasty (endonasal rhinoplasty). Later on, Dacques Joseph a German surgeon used a similar method on a young man who had abandoned the society due to his large nose.
Today rhinoplasty is a combination of science and arts. This is a 3D surgery of millimeters. Science, skill and art has to be combined to make a successful surgeon.