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The textbook Rhinoplasty is the product of 32 years of thinking, analyzing and following patients.” – Dr. Bahman Guyuron

Why Plastic Surgery?

I loved my pediatrician. Every time I saw him I just wanted to be like him. Since age four, anytime anybody asked me what I want to be when I grow up, my answer was a doctor. I chose plastic surgery because I was intrigued by the positive results and by being able to see the changes in a patient right away. In fact, I was originally very interested in neurosurgery. I started in a neurosurgery residency but soon discovered I couldn’t tolerate the disappointing outcomes. At the time, most neurosurgery patients would not wake up or would wake up paralyzed. I get very connected with patients and so I didn’t think that I would have been an effective physician had I been a neurosurgeon. It was the artistic and positive side of plastic surgery that compelled me to pursue a plastic surgery residency.

Watching Then Doing

The videos that complement the textbook Rhinoplasty are important because watching someone do a procedure is the most effective way to learn the procedure. No matter how much you write about a procedure, it may still not be clear to the reader. But when people watch a video, they can mimic what they see and transfer that to the operating room. In fact, we usually tell residents or new graduates to review a video the night before a procedure. It helps them follow written directions a lot more successfully, too. The videos are a wonderful educational tool.

Decades of Information

The Guyuron Rhinoplasty book is quintessential because it has animations and videos that I don’t think any other book has. Plastic surgeons are very visual; when they see something, they understand it better. In addition to the animations and videos, Guyuron Rhinoplasty is the product of 32 years of thinking, analyzing, and following patients. We learn a lot from patients.This book is essentially an amalgamation of what I have gathered over the years and what I have learned from the others. With this book, I have share what I know with leaders, colleagues, residents, and fellows. It is the most comprehensive way you can communicate and teach somebody. 


Bahman Guyuron, MD has served as a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery for more than 30 years. He is recognized as one of the leading doctors in the field, and has acted as a visiting professor at more than 30 institutions worldwide, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and the Mayo Clinic, and has delivered more than 1,000 presentations and lectures internationally. Dr. Guyuron is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, and has served in an editorial capacity on many scientific journals. He is an author of RhinoplastyAesthetic Plastic Surgery Video AtlasPlastic Surgery: Indications and Practiceand Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with DVD.

Dr. Guyuron has developed techniques to improve the safety of plastic surgery procedures, and developed a highly successful and innovative outpatient procedure for the surgical treatment of migraine headaches. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Guyuron’s professional affiliations include his service as president of the Northeastern Ohio Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, president of the Rhinoplasty Society, president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, and president of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.