Madame X

“Madame X” is a painting by the famous 19th Century American portrait artist John Singer Sargent. This painting has always struck me as an unabashed celebration of the nose. I have enjoyed this painting long before I became a rhinoplasty surgeon, and seeing it again through the eyes of a surgeon, gave me pause. This […]

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Dr. Rawnsley on Rhinoplasty, Pt. 3

In shopping for plastic surgery, buyer beware. The internet is a great place to look at everyone’s wares. Before and after pages are always the most looked at pages for Plastic surgeons. You should like what you see and there should be plenty of examples. Get a feel for the overall site. Is it haphazardly […]

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Dr. Rawnsley on Rhinoplasty, Pt. 2

As an educator, teaching young surgeons at UCLA, I have a great interest in helping make the situation better for rhinoplasty patients by teaching surgeons the basics, as well as the nuances, of this surgery so that the overall quality of care is improved in the community. Our fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery […]

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Dr. Rawnsley on Rhinoplasty, Pt. 1

Having performed rhinoplasty surgery for over ten years, I understand what a difficult surgery it is to perform. Most plastic surgeons would agree, nose reshaping is the most intellectually, technically, and aesthetically challenging surgery in all of plastic surgery. The difficulty is attested to by the high reported revision surgery rates among surgeons which quote […]

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A little lift for jobseekers

During this economic downturn a new class of cosmetic surgery client is born: the unemployed. While appointments for larger, invasive procedures such as facelifts are on the decline plastic surgeons report that their bookings for Botox, fillers, and other minimally invasive procedures are on the rise. According to an online study conducted by the American […]

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