Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Speaks at Moscow Anti-Aging/Plastic Surgery World Congress

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Dallas plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, speaks at the Moscow Anti-Aging World Congress on the use of nasal fillers in rhinoplasty.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Rhinoplasty is a notoriously challenging procedure, and fillers are an effective, flexible way to correct the small issues that detract from the way patients feel about their nose before or after surgery.

Dallas rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, speaks on topics of nasal fillers in rhinoplasty before the Moscow Anti-Aging World Congress, now in its third year as the leading meeting for aesthetic professionals in Russia. In his talk, Dr. Rohrich covers the use of nasal fillers as an alternative, and as a potential preview, for patients considering rhinoplasty.

Hyaluronic acid gels, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are ideal for softening fine lines and facial wrinkles, but new research conducted by Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Distinguished Teaching Professor of The Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, shows that they are valuable for refining the shape of a patient's nose before or after surgery.

Long used on the face, these dermal fillers are one of the most promising developments in the field of rhinoplasty. Dr. Rohrich explains that fillers, 3D imaging techniques, biodegradable constructs and biological constructs, such as cartilage from the patient's own body, will change the way that rhinoplasty is performed in the future.

Earlier this year, Dr. Rohrich and colleagues discussed these new techniques at the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, chaired by Dr. Rohrich.

A comprehensive paper published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery details filler choices, injection techniques and pre-injection assessments by Dr. Rohrich has helped rhinoplasty specialists and their patients achieve safe and much desired results. Dr. Rohrich stated, "Rhinoplasty is a notoriously challenging procedure, and fillers are an effective, flexible way to correct the small issues that detract from the way patients feel about their nose before or after surgery. It's possible for patients who embrace this temporary treatment to fine-tune the shape of the nose and possibly avoid surgery altogether."

Candidates that Dr. Rohrich and other board certified rhinoplasty surgeons have identified for this non-surgical procedure include patients who do not want to undergo surgery, first-time patients who are considering rhinoplasty but want to envision the results, and those who have already undergone a primary rhinoplasty but aren't entirely satisfied. The procedure is also ideal for patients who do not want a revision surgery or would like to correct small abnormalities temporarily in cases where a secondary rhinoplasty cannot be performed immediately.

Hyaluronic acid can refine the shape of almost any part of the nose, including the tip, the bridge and the sides of the nostrils. Precision injections using a fraction of a milliliter of gel can restore symmetry, conceal irregularities in the underlying nasal anatomy and make the nose appeal fuller, smoother and better proportioned while retaining the patient's unique look.

As a leader in the field and a specialist in secondary rhinoplasty in particular, Dr. Rohrich is advancing this emerging non-surgical technique while giving surgeons and their patients more options for achieving results that were only possible through surgery in the past.

About Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Founding Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He is Chairman of the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, Founding Chairman of the Dallas Cosmetic Symposium, President and Founding Member of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, and a Founding Partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Rohrich has also served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America's best doctors, and twice has received one of his profession's highest honors, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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