The alar rim graft is a good example of a technique in rhinoplasty that allows the nose to look great. A lot of other technique are valuable in creating big changes in the tip to create that triangularity that we desire but sometimes a very small residual deformity, such as a little bit of pinching […]
Hi this is Dr David Kim and this is another rhinoplasty video blog. Today we are going to talk about the nasal tip. We have talked before about how a triangular nasal tip will be one that shadows the best and looks most natural and aesthetic, especially in the frontal view. We have talked previously […]
Have you ever wondered what really happens in the operating room when a patient has no idea what is really going on? Dr. David W. Kim describes what happens in the operating room when he performs rhinoplasty. He describes how preparedness and routine are the key aspects of successful surgery. Dr. David W. Kim is […]
What do predictable rhinoplasty results rely on? Nasal tip base stabilization is a technique in structural rhinoplasty where the tripod, instead of relying on scar contraction to find its final position it relies on graphing. For example cartilage would be placed between the inner limbs of the tripod, the tripod released from its connection to […]
The middle vault is the part of the bridge that resides in the central portion of the nose, it often needs to be altered in order to make the area straighter or reduce a hump on the nose. The middle vault is a very important area in regards to structural rhinoplasty. Most commonly problems happen […]
Thin skin vs. thick skin in rhinoplasty. The difference of thick skin and thin skin in rhinoplasty is very important to understand. With thick skin it is better to expand the nose and create a contour that stretches the skin envelope so that you can see the changes. With thin skin there is more flexibility […]
Learn how the nasal tip underscores the importance of the structural philosophy in rhinoplasty. The attachment of the tip to the bottom edge of the septum is a very important consideration. Structural rhinoplasty distinguishes itself from non-structural rhinoplasty in that some support of the tip is recreated. By restructuring the tip loss of tip position […]
Dr. Kim discusses the specific anatomy of the nose. The structural elements of the nose include the nasal septum, nasal bones, upper lateral cartilages and the lower lateral cartilages.
Dr. Kim discusses the techniques in structural rhinoplasty that are designed to avoid difficulties and complications during rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Kim walks you through a seven part series that describes the structural approach to rhinoplasty. Dr. Kim uses the transformation of Michael Jackson’s nose as an example.