I felt compelled to step outside the box, if possible, to help him move on with his life.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
Just when Dr. Jason B. Diamond thought he saw it all, he was presented with a rhinoplasty case that many surgeons already turned down. Although the problem seemed impossible to correct, it also appeared as an intriguing challenge for this Beverly Hills board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. So he decided to take on the opportunity and put his knowledge and skills to good use. "I felt compelled to step outside the box, if possible, to help him move on with his life," Dr. Diamond said.
Even though he has performed thousands of rhinoplasty procedures throughout the years, for both functional and aesthetic reasons, Dr. Diamond has never witnessed a patient who had "a perforation the size of a silver dollar." In other words, this individual had a large hole in the nasal septum, which was due to having a previous history of trauma to the nose. "Septal perforations are irreparable if they become too large," he said, referring to the fact that he understands why many surgeons did not feel comfortable making the attempt to operate on the patient. "To put this in perspective, a perforation the size of a Q-tip head is fairly easy to fix. A perforation the size of a dime has a very high rate of failure when correction is attempted and a perforation the size of a quarter is uncorrectable," Dr. Diamond previously explained.
Because the septum provides the support for the nose, when there is trauma or injury to this delicate structure, the nose is at risk for collapsing. Incidentally, even though it should require correction, attempting this type of rhinoplasty can actually make a person's condition worse by weakening whatever support is left. This is why many surgeons did not choose to perform "rhinoplasty" on this patient - it was too risky.
Initially, Dr. Diamond did not promise the patient 100 percent success. In fact, he was clear with the man that there was very little chance that anything would change. "I told him that I may be able to achieve a five percent improvement in his appearance," Dr. Diamond said. "He thought that even that small amount would make him happy." Fortunately, Dr. Diamond exceeded both his patient's and his own expectations. He achieved a successful outcome - 95 percent improvement - by using rib cartilage to provide the necessary support; most commonly, septal cartilage or ear cartilage is used, but in this situation, it was not durable enough.
Amazed with the results, Dr. Diamond explains that the patient's nose is actually now stronger after the rhinoplasty procedure. The Beverly Hills rhinoplasty specialist says that this is one of the most rewarding procedures that he has ever done, which is just one example of how he consistently uses his artistry and expertise to create beautiful, natural-looking, and functional results.
Dr. Diamond holds board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto), in addition to being a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As a top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in his field, Dr. Diamond has been recognized by several media sources, including E! Entertainment ("Dr. 90210), NBC, CBS and Harper's Bazaar magazine.
Please visit http://www.jasonbdiamond.com to learn more about Dr. Diamond and his surgical practice. He now has offices located in Beverly Hills, New York City, and Dubai.