Two websites that offer the necessary information before undergoing any type of new surgery — Either elective or necessary.
www.Aboutrhinoplasty.com , created by Philip J. Miller, Clinical Associate Professor at New York University , offers site visitors the opportunity to get "hand-on" knowledge of the anatomy of this facial feature by building a nose for themselves. The site walks visitors through the process of building both the interior and exterior structures of a nose, so they can view what the doctor will see during a similar operation.
Dr. Miller use to present patients with a nearly 40 page booklet about nose surgery, but now he can direct a potential rhinoplasty patient to aboutrhinoplasty.com where they can learn all the steps of the surgery from beginning to end, with graphics and interactive tools that allow the patient to be more involved with the surgical procedure.
Aboutrhinoplasty.com offers details on what is involved with both elective and necessary nose surgeries. A visitor will not only be able to view surgical techniques – actual diagrams of certain rhinoplasty surgery, but can also get details on several other topics, including: who/what makes a good nose surgery candidate, physical restrictions after surgery, if ethnic origin has an impact on nose surgery, what to look for when selecting a surgeon, and many more of the issues that need to be considered before moving ahead with a surgical procedure.
The website also offers details on revision rhinoplasty — when a patient needs to come back for a second operation because the first surgery did not have a successful outcome either for functional or for aesthetic reasons.
Dr. Miller says this site as well as another site he created – www.brokennose.com — will also be useful to health care professionals or school coaches or nurses who may deal with nose injuries as part of their jobs. This website details more of what is included with nose surgery caused by injuries, either through sports, motor vehicle collisions or through other unintentional accidents.