Origin of the Nose Job


rp_61.jpgDid you know that rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is rooted in a practice that is thousands of years old? As far back as 6000 – 3400 BC, individuals in India and Egypt began working with certain aspects of nose shaping. The Hindu surgeon Susrata is believed to have been the individual that developed reconstructive nose surgery, in India circa 500 BC. Using a flap of skin from the forehead, he was able to fashion a new nose for a patient.

Candidates for early rhinoplasty procedures had often suffered from nose disfigurement from war injuries, harsh punishment or due to syphilis. It wasn’t until 1898 that rhinoplasty was used for cosmetic surgery, helping a man that was too embarrassed to leave his house because of the appearance of his nose.

Hollywood actors and actresses in the 1930s helped to make nose jobs more popular in mainstream society. The demand for cosmetic nose surgery skyrocketed during the 20th century. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), women made up 82 percent of nonsurgical and surgical procedures that were performed in 2014. Nose jobs were performed the most among individuals between the ages of 22 and 34.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that nose jobs were the 2nd most popular cosmetic surgery performed in 2013 with 221,000 procedures. (Breast augmentation was performed the most often in 2013 with 290,000 procedures.)

If you’re searching for a Miami plastic surgeon, then look no further than Dr. Michael Salzhauer. Known as “Dr. Miami,” Salzhauer is a board-certified Miami plastic surgeon and nose job specialist. He is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon, as well as an author and inventor. As a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in Miami, FL, Dr. Michael Salzhauer has become known for his extensive experience and cutting edge techniques with cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.


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