Europe rhinoplasty experts

Surgical super-specialization in revision rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a constant challenge. For the past 25 years, Dr. Pietro Palma has devoted his entire career towards excellence of a highly challenging and technically complex operation. Revision rhinoplasty poses particularly convoluted sets of problems that demand a rich repertoire of theoretical skills, and mature reflection before the execution of the surgical game plan.

Dr. Palma’s super specialization enables him to tackle the most complex rhinoplasty revision cases, whether they are secondary, tertiary, or quaternary operations. Driven by an inexhaustible yearning for innovation and excellence in practice, Dr. Palma pays close attention to safety and quality in rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty. He is considered to be one of the leading rhinoplasty surgeons on a national and international level.

His considerable accomplishments include more than 200 scientific publications, collaborations with leading academicians and leaders in surgery. He has a long record as Consultant and Clinical Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery at the University of Insubria, Varese, and former President of European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies, Italian ORL Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Palma is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Palma has reached the pinnacle of nose plastic surgery.

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General surgeon VS nose specialist: experience, dedication, competence

Rhinoplasty is inherently different from other forms of facial surgery as it demands integration of psychological insight, functional assessment, and aesthetic values that determine the practical aspects of surgery. Even for patients who request improvement in airflow (functional nasal surgery), rhinoplasty often involves morphological changes of the nose, with the subsequent impact on the appearance and identity of the patient.

Judging the final result of rhinoplasty must include all of these parameters. For this reasons, rhinoplasty cannot be one of the many options in the repertoire of the “generalist” surgeon. Currently, surgeons tend to specialize into smaller fields in order to improve their skills. For example, orthopedic surgeons may dedicate their entire working lives to knee or hand surgery. Similarly, reputable rhinoplasty surgeons concentrate on the aesthetic and functional problems of the nose.

Dr. Palma has dedicated the past 25 years of his professional career to rhinoplasty, surpassing the level of a specialist and becoming a super-specialist. This evolutionary process has required continuous education and refinement of professional skills.

Top rhinoplasty experts: extreme and specific surgical cases

Dr. Palma’s dedication, research, and application have enabled him to invent a combined approach to rhinoplasty called Hybrid Rhinoplasty™. This significant advancement in the field of rhinoplasty is suitable for revisions or secondary rhinoplasty, including the most complex cases where the previous removal of septal cartilage has caused the loss of structural support (dorsum and/or tip).

The technical challenges posed by extreme cases can only be met by the most qualified super-specialists. In cases where the patient invests considerable sums of money, time, and psychological energy, the outcome may not be adequate compensation as the risks of complications and failure is high.

1. Nose surgery experts: adolescent rhinoplasty

The adolescent patient has particular psychological needs that demand a very sensitive response from the rhinoplasty surgeon. Several consultations may be necessary to fully appreciate the anxieties, wishes, and motivations of young patients. The surgeon’s ability to listen, and engage with the patient on an emotional level is as important as his technical expertise. At times, when a young patient’s expectations are unrealistic, deferring surgery may be the best option.

2. Nose surgery experts: male rhinoplasty

Male rhinoplasty must avoid feminization of the patient’s features, and carefully enhance the strengths and individualities of the patient’s face. The position of the root of the nose, the ratio between the width of the dorsum and the width of the tip, the angles between the columella and the upper lip are important factors in this regard.

YOUnique Rhinoplasty™ encompasses the concept of “tailored” rhinoplasty. This approach is particularly relevant in male patients who are often more complex and less specific in describing the changes they desire. During the pre-operative period, meticulous and detailed facial and nose analysis will allow the surgeon and the patient to appreciate the limits and possibilities of rhinoplasty in that particular situation. A competent surgeon with an exhaustive experience in male noses can give the best guarantee to the patient.

Rhinoplasty in Milan with Dr. Palma, the Italian and European nose super specialist

Surgeons with long and distinguished careers rely on their technical skills and professional maturity in order to assure the patient of lower complication and higher success rates. Numerous surgical skills acquired over the years and precise technical expertise are essential for revision cases that present with high levels of complexity.

Dr. Palma, the inventor of the Hybrid Rhinoplasty method, is one of World’s foremost rhinoplasty experts due to his extensive experience, training, and scientific achievements. The rhinoplasty super-specialist is available for exploratory interviews at Clinica del Viso (tel +390263611932 – or Casa di Cura “LA MADONNINA” (tel +390258395555 –, both in Milan and easily accessible from all over Europe.