This textbook addresses the growing need for a manual that teaches when and how to perform nasal tip rhinoplasty through an “Open-Approach”. Practitioners will value the comprehensive coverage of the topic.
The actual surgical steps involved in the various techniques form the main body of the work, while a wealth of intra-operative photographs facilitate the learning experience. The views expressed are solely those of the author, based on his personal experience. He makes no claims to the content being exhaustive or the only possible approach and has extensively referenced various experts in the field who have contributed to this topic. This book represents the author’s view of how to approach nasal tip deformities, and how to arrive at an algorithm in putting together various surgical techniques in a “sequence” to achieve meaningful results. The book also explores the clinical correlation, which is just as or arguably even more important in nasal tip surgery. The main chapters will focus on the suture, grafting, non-suture and non-grafting techniques in nasal tip reconstruction.
Drawing on the author’s surgical experience, gathered in the course of over 1700 open tip surgeries over 23 years, the book fills a lacuna in teaching and training and will be of interest to all trainees and consultant surgeons seeking concise information on nasal tip surgery.
• Provides the first practical manual on nasal tip surgery
• Explains in detail the surgical steps of all major tip techniques and their clinical correlation
• Easy to read, thanks to structured explanations and a wealth of supporting illustrative material
Natarajan Balaji has been a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon at University Hospital of Monklands, NHS Lanarkshire in Scotland, UK, since 1998. Having trained in London, Birmingham, and Glasgow, his main interest is in functional and structural rhinoplasty, particularly nasal tip reconstruction. He is board certified by the European Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery since 2004. In addition, he has a tertiary referral practice in rhinoplasty and nasal tip reconstruction. Mr. Balaji is considered a national expert in the field and has been an invited lecturer and tutor in several local and international courses over the past 23 years. He has published extensively on rhinoplasty and nasal tip surgery including original articles.