It is great to once again participate in the Advances in Rhinoplasty meeting in Chicago this weekend. This four day conference focuses exclusively on nose reshaping, both for primary (unoperated) and revision nasal reshaping (correcting suboptimal results from other offices). What I find most beneficial is the discussion with colleagues about there latest techniques for the different types of noses we all see and secondary problems that we are all ask to fix. One of the most interesting topics for discussion was the increased use of the “selfie” and the impact of this and all social media on our practices. This has largely made people even more aware of their unique anatomy and has made them in many cases more interested in refining their appearance. The other incredibly enriching part of this conference is interacting with colleagues from all over the world (including England, Turkey, France, Netherlands, South Korea, Canada, and all over South America) and hearing their perspectives on the cultural influences in the respective countries and the effect on patient expectations. Interestingly, the techniques used in each country are quite similar with some slight differences in choice of grafting material for the nose. In addition to very fulfilling both professionally and personally, I strongly feel that interactions at meetings such as these helped to ensure that we provide truly world class care and results for our patients, both locally and for ever increasing out‑of‑town patient population, both domestic and international.
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