Medicine: A Nose Is a Nose Is a Nose

Rhinoplasty is the flossy name that surgeons give to fixing up noses. Manhattan Plastic Surgeon 'Jacob Daley thinks many rhinoplasties are mistakes because surgeon and patient forget about art. "Art takes the high road and seeks to create the unusual," Dr. Daley explains, "rhinoplasty takes the low road and seeks to remove all traces of it."

Mindful of the many broken-nosed sol diers now getting straightened up for civil ian life, Dr. Daley reiterated (in the Archives of Otolaryngology} one of his favorite doctrines : when it comes to noses, nature knows best. Many a far-from-ideal nose, says he, should be left...

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