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The Right Nose for the Face, or Adventures in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is not just a 20th-century cosmetic procedure. In fact, the earliest rhinoplasty was recorded in ancient India, by anAyurvedic physician Sushruta (c800 BC), who described the necessity for reconstruction of the nose due to the mutilation of a criminal’s face, religious, political or military punishment.

From the rudimentary beginnings, Rhinoplasty has evolved from strictly a repair procedure, which was perfected by an English physician, Joseph Constantine Carpue. His technique is now referred to as “Carpue’s Operation.” It involved using a flap of skin taken from the forehead and placed over the nose to reshape or repair damaged cartilage.

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