Any nasal plastic surgery book which is recommended in forwards by Eugene Tardy and Claus Walter deserves to be taken seriously, and this does not disappoint.
Hans Behrbohm has produced this high-quality book with contributions from eight other authors. The expressed aim is to present a range of revision and reconstructive cases, from common to rare and complex. The cases are discussed in detail, with very high-quality illustrations and photographs, though the small number of patient photographs that have their eyes blurred is rather dated. The chapters relating to cleft, saddle and deviated noses, which are so challenging, are very helpful. Unlike many books on this subject, the surgical steps are clearly explained and easy to follow. I particularly liked the short discussions at the end of each chapter, which read like ‘real world’ advice from an experienced surgeon.
The book concentrates on revision septorhinoplasty, with only one 30-page chapter of the 260 pages covering nasal reconstructive surgery. This chapter is, however, excellent; one of the best I have seen on this subject and I found the detailed section on subtotal nasal reconstruction personally educational.
Overall, this is a very good book for those starting out in nasal plastic surgery, and those with experience. I fully endorse final words in the forward by the great Eugene Tardy; “all serious rhinoplasty surgeons will benefit enormously from adding this sophisticated textbook to their medical library.”