Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(06): 676
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608769
Book Review
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Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice

Joseph J. Rousso1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York
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Publication Date:
01 December 2017 (online)

Frederick J. Menick, MD. Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice. Location : Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Press; 2017 (1,592 pages; 2 volumes). Price: $547. To order: www.aestheticnasalreconstruction.com

This two-volume book is one of the most comprehensive and insightful works to date on the art of nasal reconstruction. The first volume focuses largely on the principles necessary to approach every aspect of nasal reconstruction and spans the spectrum of complexity with excellent case examples. The second volume of the series transitions into detailing concepts further with special topics such as “redoing a failed nasal reconstruction.” High-resolution images and very detailed descriptions of the reconstructive thought process make both volumes very convenient for surgeons to learn how to apply these techniques to their practice.

There are 33 chapters filled with pearls on nasal reconstructive principles; Dr. Menick makes sure to address both the necessary principles and the false principles that should not be followed. These pearls consist of a diverse range of information such as “the 10 commandments of Gillies and Millard” and how “the transfer of a full thickness forehead flap in three stages has revolutionized my practice.” Most impressively, this text includes the teachings of generations of nasal reconstructive experts and incorporates them into an evolved modern aesthetic approach. The components of total nasal reconstruction are addressed as separate topics in terms of skin cover, lining, and support. Each of these components is broken down into the different surgical options and the ideal defects size for each technique. Because the text is two volumes, no important detail is spared in explaining how to achieve a modern aesthetic nasal reconstruction in nearly every fathomable type of defect.

In conclusion, I believe that Dr Menick's Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice is a must-have text for the facial plastic surgeon who performs nasal reconstruction. It provides the single best all-encompassing resource from one of the world's most revered and experienced nasal reconstructive surgeons and intends to provide the reader with the ability to replicate these results.