Rhinoplasty is the most challenging of all facial plastic operations, and remains the most desired cosmetic facial operation by patients on a global scale. This operation is undertaken for a combination of aesthetic and functional reasons. The structure, function, and aesthetic values of the nose are highly interlinked. Therefore, the astute rhinoplasty surgeon must consider these factors in unison. For example, the remodelling of key external features such as the tip and the aspect of the lower lateral cartilages can significantly alter the functions of airflow; and correcting internal problems such as a deviated septum may change the external appearance of the nose.
Technical advances in the past few decades have enabled surgeons to achieve results that used to be considered impossible. Specifically, in the field of endonasal surgery, also known as “closed rhinoplasty,” targeted, minimally invasive procedures greatly diminish the risks of serious complications. Combining “the best” of the two traditional approaches (open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty), Dr. Pietro Palma has developed a procedure called Hybrid Rhinoplasty™ featuring unique properties of versatility and precision. Mastering rhinoplasty demands a long, and challenging learning curve that necessitates years of self-assessment, and professional development.
Rhinoplasty is the most customisable operation par excellence. No other procedure has the potential to alter the aesthetic, functional, and psychological impact on the patient to this degree. Every rhinoplasty must be tailor-made. This is a fundamentally important concept that Dr. Palma developed and trademarked as YOUnique Rhinoplasty™. Dr. Palma has dedicated his entire professional activity to this mission. He is available at Clinica del Viso and at Casa di Cura La Madonnina, both in Milan, for preliminary interviews with patients who are considering the possibility of undergoing nose surgery.