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Rhinoplasty is one of the earliest known surgical procedures and continues to be one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in modern medicine. The procedure, now commonly known as a “nose job”, is believed to have existed as early as three thousand years ago in ancient India and Egypt. In fact, the earliest recorded documentation of the surgery suggests, that it was practiced by an ancient Ayurvedic physician named Sushruta, around the year 800 B.C. in what is now modern-day India. Sushruta is also the author of one of the earliest known texts on medicine and surgery, Sushruta Samhita. The procedure was later studied and improved by the English surgeon, Joseph Carpue, who went on to incorporate the use of forehead flaps to reshape damaged cartilage.

This technique, often referred to as Carpue’s technique is still used by plastic surgeons to this day with slight modifications. The primary difference between earlier versions of the surgery and modern rhinoplasty is the use of advanced anesthetic agents. It is believed that Sushruta may have intoxicated his patients with alcohol to perform the surgery.

With the rise in diversity due to globalization and multiculturalism, surgeons in Toronto are increasingly offering rhinoplasty procedures with leading edge variations to satisfy the beauty standards of various ethnic communities. During the surgery, the surgeon may choose to change his surgical approach depending on the anatomy and structural characteristics of the patient’s nose to suit individual requirements. According to the statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), millions of Americans are now undergoing cosmetic procedures every year. Rhinoplasty is said to be one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the US.

While performing the surgery, Dr. Philip Solomon looks at more than just the physical appearance of your nose. He evaluates the structural integrity of your nose to ensure that results will structurally sound, carefully defined and balanced. Before proceeding with surgery, he will assess you to determine whether you’re a candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery, that your expectations are realistic and that you’re on the same page with the proposed changes. At Solomon Facial Plastic, we use a computer software to visually demonstrate what can be achieved through help you make an informed decision. Dr. Solomon is known for his professionalism and dedication to educating hjs patients prior to performing the surgery.

Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most challenging facial surgeries due to the intricacies of the nose. Therefore ,Rhinoplasty surgery requires a talented surgeon with extensive experience and natural, artistic eye. The successful outome from modern day rhinoplasty procedures have increased each year with the advancement of technology and procedural techniques. As modern medicine continues to evolve,, changes to surgical procedures continue to produce a more natural, subtle and harmonious appearances.
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