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Little mini podcast. You’re talking about precision and what does it mean to be precise? So lots of us think we’re precise and I’m gonna talk about rhinoplasty specifically here, um, and say, you know what, I’m really specific. I’m super precise. But the problem with this is, I don’t know if that’s actually too translating what people say sometimes in what they do. Don’t always kind of make sense. So when you’re talking about precision and rhinoplasty, the first thing you need to be to precise is you need to see everything. And I had a previous podcast talking about seeing everything, but not just seeing everything and on like seeing all the nasal bones, seeing all that, which I, I agree that you need to do. It’s making sure you’re using the proper magnification, many rhinoplasty surgeons. I’ve watched as they’re doing the procedure, they’re looking with their bare eyes.
They’re now granted. Some people have different vision and visual capabilities, but there’s only so much a human eye can see. There’s no one out there with call back 15 X range and loops and can see that with their bare eye. That’s why we have these tools. Imagine if you were a jeweler, there’s no one in the world who can see a diamond without seeing a jeweler’s loop. It’s just not possible. That’s the, basically the limitations of the human eye. If someone says they’re above those limitations, I would love to have them just do some various tasks like looking at and seeing the difference between again, jewels and watches and putting this together. They won’t be able to do it. So if they are doing something as precise for diamond work, um, of course you’re gonna want that to be done for your nose. No one wants to have a, a nose that’s been done with someone who’s just looking at it and just hitting it randomly with a chisel.
This needs to be done with extreme and extraordinary precision. So you need to see this. The next approach is going to be, and the reason for precision is to actually use what type of device you’re using. Again, some surgeons are using giant chisels in the nose and I’m kidding you, not 16 millimeters, less seven millimeter chisels taking out things, cutting up your Meosa. And that’s not really preserving anything in the nose. It’s creating a faster procedure for sure, but that’s not what it’s about. And even if you think your hands are magical, as many surgeons have told other patients in consult patients that they’re blessed in match hands. I would challenge that surgeon again to make some different changes on various items in other fields like diamonds, jewel, watches, and fine tools. Um, they’re not gonna be able to do that because it’s not, their hands are not some magical after all. So you need some help. And that assistance for me is to use something like an ultrasonic rhino here I can make sub tric changes and using devices that can actually smooth the nose rather than chisel away to be precise. It’s not just being blessed with beautiful hands and magical hands. It’s actually having
The right approach technique. Another thing about precision having a plan, a lot of patients go to a doctor and the doctor says, guess what? We’re gonna do what I want, and we’re gonna create what I want, but it’s really an ego approach from that doctor to say, they’re gonna do what they want, how they want. I, this is really a, uh, a joint conversation with the patient to kind of create an image, uh, to realize what is a patient’s pulse and every patient’s gonna want their nose to look natural and they want it to look aesthetically pleasing, but they also want to know how much do I want my bump taken off? How much do I want my nose lifted? Do I want to even lift it at all? Do I want my nose narrowed or not neuro? So this is an important conversation. So to have that type of precision, you need to have that conversation with your doctor and I think plan appropriately and the most appropriate and best way to plan that is gonna be with 3d imaging.
Three dimensional imaging allows you spatial changes, volumetric changes, and you could actually measure you’re in quantify your results as a doctor, which I think is super important. Um, and if I see someone just taking standard pictures or drawing out a piece of paper, what they’re gonna do, I wouldn’t even get my back patio doing that, let alone, having someone touch my nose. Another area of precision is actually measuring. There’s very limited doctor’s to actually measure their noses and or they go by feel not using loops using these chisels and just dealing with the noses at you’re not gonna lead to a very precise nose just by guessing how things look and eyeballing it. Again. Many people think they can eyeball and put a picture up and hang up level, but there’s a reason why we have of other tools such as CalPERS and laser levels and other things.
And so for me, I want to use everything I can to make sure I’m creating the exact as much as I can control width and shape of the nose. This is creating that precise approach to the nose. So in a line, lots of us top talk about precision, but to actually create precision, we need to have some sort of proof, whether it’s social proof, this or that, but I, I need to know technique. What are you doing? What are you creating? And, uh, what’s your process to get there. Um, thanks so much for listening to this mini podcast on precision in my rhinoplasty.