History of Rhinoplasty

You’ve decided to proceed with your rhinoplasty. Those around you have persuaded you that there is nothing wrong with a bit of vanity. Everything is ready, the doctor has prepared you for what is to come. In your spare moments, you wonder about the history of your procedure, other than its popularity among celebrities.

Here’s a little enlightenment to share with your friends who are concerned for your safety. Doctors have been completing rhinoplasties for a very long time, since 3,000 BCE. Back in the old days, doctors harvested some skin from your forehead to build you a new nose. We’re not sure how it was attached but it’s a good bet that it wasn’t fast-drying glue and there wasn’t much anesthesia available.

Fast forward to the 16th century, doctors took skin from the bicep and attached it to the nose without removing it from the bicep. After they were certain that the attachment to the new nose location was complete, they cut the arm loose from the face and the next surgery would reconstruct the new proboscis. It’s a good thing that there were no text messages – it would definitely be a challenge to hold the phone and text with one hand while the other hand was attached below your eyes.

You can easily find more interesting data on noses and surgery. It wasn’t until the 19th century that rhinoplasties began to be cosmetic rather than strictly reconstructive. By the 20th century, docs had access to anesthesia and antibiotics, both of which made the surgery more realistic and less dangerous.

Let’s move to the present. You’re in a great position to resume your life after rhinoplasty, especially if you wear glasses. We can only imagine how Thor and Zork attached their caveman glasses to their faces after rhinoplasty. Thanks to RhinoShields, you’ll never need to have any alternatives to wearing your glasses as soon as you need them.