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The Rhinoplasty Society consists of top surgeons throughout the World who specialize in noses. These surgeons must go through an extensive vetting process in order to be part of this non-profit organization. They are considered innovators in their field and deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery.

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

2021 President Laurence Berkowitz, M.D.
R. Laurence Berkowitz, M.D.

Welcome to The Rhinoplasty Society Website from 2021 President, R. Laurence Berkowitz, M.D.

What a year we have all endured, but once again, statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons confirmed that rhinoplasty or nose reshaping was the most commonly done aesthetic procedure in the United States by Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. That comes as no surprise to the plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons who are members of the Rhinoplasty Society which has just celebrated its 25 year anniversary. We are so aware of the tremendous value this procedure provides for our patients. A properly planned and performed rhinoplasty should bring a lifetime of well-being for our patient.

Founded in 1996 by plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons who were dedicated to this most challenging of all aesthetic procedure, our society has grown on the shoulders of these giants who recognized the need for a separate society that devoted an entire meeting to furthering the dissemination of new ideas as well as best and safe practices. This small structure in the center of our face is comprised of layers and components of specialized tissues that all function to create a beautiful form and an open and functioning airway.

On these pages, patients will be able to learn more about the procedure and the varying approaches to restructuring a nose. With an emphasis on safety and reproducibility, rhinoplasty has grown from what was once a somewhat brutal procedure to a refined respect for the delicate details of anatomy and physiology.

This website also serves to provide a list of the names of surgeons from throughout the world who have seen the many benefits of contributing to this organization with their teaching and writing. Each member has been carefully vetted beyond their board certification. Members of this society cross over several specialties. We are either certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, or the American Board of Otolaryngology. Some of our members are certified by two or three of these organizations as well as possessing degrees in medicine as well as maxillofacial surgery. Board certification confers a level of competence that cannot be expected from those who have failed to meet the rigorous requirements of each of these specialties. Beyond this basic requirement for membership, The Rhinoplasty Society then further examines each member’s credentials and performance to determine that they are qualified for inclusion in this exclusive group of plastic surgeons.

For professionals, this website should serve to stimulate a greater interest in participating in the sharing and dissemination of the challenging discipline of rhinoplasty. To do rhinoplasty well requires knowledge, concentration and dedication. That is our primary goal.

The great changes that have upended our traditional way of teaching since the pandemic of 2020-2021, has forced us to find new ways to communicate. Our meeting this year when Dr Jay Calvert, our 2020 President, passed the gavel to me, it was a virtual meeting hosted by HDPlanit. We were able to reach as many practicing surgeons and residents as in previous years despite the drawbacks of not being able to be physically together. Noting the success of our meeting program arranged by our Vice President, Dr Sam Most, we will undoubtedly use this new format to create hybrid meetings for the future as well as more frequent focused seminars facilitated by the web.

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 21, 2022 in San Diego, the day prior to the meeting for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In October of 2022 we will be meeting in Berlin for the third IMRhiS (International Meeting of Rhinoplasty Surgery). This is being spear headed by our past President Dr Ali Sajjjadian. This is where you can congregate and hear first hand cutting-edge knowledge from the most experienced rhinoplasty surgeons from across the planet. Past meetings of IMRhiS catapulted us into the 21st surgery with refinements in instrumentation (Piezo technology) and new appreciation for the respect of existing tissues (Preservation Rhinoplasty). I cannot imagine what is coming in 2022—join me there in Berlin where it all began a century ago.

Laurence Berkowitz

Locate a top surgeon to personally guide you in making the best decisions for you and your nose.

Membership is through invitation only. The most respected nasal surgeons in the world have come together in this society to further education through seminars and international meetings.

We have listed these nasal surgery experts by location in the “Find a Surgeon” button at the top of this view.

Photo galleries of their patients are presented so that you can see the positive changes that can be achieved through nose surgery.

Are you considering a Nose Procedure?

Prospective patients consider nasal contouring for a variety of reasons. It may be because of difficulty breathing through their nose, an injury that has caused loss of symmetry or a shift in position of the bridge of the nose. Many patients just because they want to enhance their appearance.

It is important to understand that nasal surgery is one of the most intricate procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons and takes years to master. Training is acquired through a surgical residency training program in either Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. These are the only two specialties that provide this training. When seeking a consultation, be sure to discuss with the surgeon about their Board Certification in one of these specialties. Patients should research both the procedure and the surgeons that they consult.