Facial Plast Surg 2019; 35(02): 216
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1684027
Book Review
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“Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction: Principles and Practice” by Frederick J. Menick

Daniel Hauth
1   Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Werner Heppt
1   Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Klinikum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
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Publication Date:
03 April 2019 (online)

Within the spectrum of reconstructive surgery, nasal reconstruction is without question one of the most demanding and complex interventions of modern medicine. The two-volume textbook—with the wisdom and insights found within—entitled Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction: Principles and Practice, authored by the world-renowned expert Frederick J. Menick, MD, with over 30 years of experience, should be a mandatory resource in the personal library of every serious nasal reconstructive surgeon.

Like a gifted music teacher, Frederick J. Menick demonstrates tone by tone how to develop a reconstructive melody, and how to use various strategies to restore the form and function of the nose, so as to simulate or even enhance the original melody created by Mother Nature.

The first chapter presents concepts in a concise and systematic manner, and complex stepwise procedures become easy to understand. The reader can easily grasp the logic and benefits of multistaged proceedings to achieve the desired surgical endpoint. Whether a beginner or an experienced surgeon, this book will become a valued resource filled with both philosophical insight and practical tips and pearls for treating complex and debilitating nasal defects.

Once you incorporate the six “Ps” (purpose, principles, planning, proper methods and materials, precision, and patience) into your practice, select the defect that most closely resembles your own, and use the corresponding treatment plan to provide a therapeutic framework.

This book represents the culmination of a professional career devoted largely to complex nasal reconstruction in which insights and knowledge born of enormous experience are generously offered to enthusiasts of reconstructive nasal surgery and to future generations interested in this challenging surgical niche. We are confident that this text will advance your knowledge and skill in treating complex nasal defects.

So we invite you to explore this didactic masterpiece as we have. No doubt it will assist you in fine-tuning your own surgical instruments for greatly improved outcomes.

For further information please try https://aestheticnasalreconstruction.com