What surgeons around the world are saying about Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice
by Frederick J. Menick, M.D.
I was first dazzled by the table of contents that contain small informative snapshots of the subject so anyone with a problem can simply look over the many cases and select the appropriate case for study. You are generous in your information concerning problems that might occur and what to do about them.
I honestly feel sad that our ages are so far apart and wish that you were where you are now and I was 10 years younger, eager to learn about all of the exciting problems that you’ve so effectively solved. I am simply overwhelmed at the excellence of what you do and your generosity in sharing information that would help anyone attempting a correction.
I can’t say enough good things about your book—the illustrations, the cases, the writing, everything. There are no words that can adequately express my profound admiration for what you have done and the effort you made in creating this text. It is a contribution that will honor you and your work for many, many years to come. I can only congratulate you on a superb record of a wide variety of reconstructive problems that NO ONE else has or can match.
Jack H. Sheen, M.D.
There are a few publications in surgery which are legendary masterworks, distillations of an entire career of a dedicated artist devoted to perfection in a limited sequence of operations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
These two volumes represent such a masterwork, the work of Frederick Menick, who has spent his life developing, improving, teaching, and perfecting the craft of nasal reconstruction. In the procedures of nasal reconstruction are techniques essential to soft-tissue reconstruction anywhere in the face for us to learn and to improve our craft in the entire region...
Many parts of this book should be studied by all those in training or in practice in plastic surgery, for it is in the exploration of the authors' philosophy and techniques that we mature and grow, taking the defect seriously enough to spend the time with the patient talking, planning, and refining the options to have mutually understood goals of specific management...
These principles and the author's philosophy should be required reading for all of us seeking to perfect and improve our abilities to reconstruct challenging defects of the face.
Periodically, healthcare benefits from the transformative work of a single individual, and the new book entitled Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction: Principles and Practice by Frederick J. Menick, M.D. showcases the incredible genius of this uniquely gifted nasal surgeon.
As a modern-day version of his original ground-breaking book, published in 1994 in conjunction with the late Gary C. Burget M.D., this magnificent and richly illustrated two-volume text establishes the new gold standard for complex nasal reconstruction.
As a long time disciple of the Menick reconstructive school, I heartily recommend this work as a must-have for any serious practitioner of reconstructive nasal surgery. We all owe Fred Menick a debt of gratitude for generously sharing his hard-earned surgical insights.
In 2008, Dr. Menick wrote his first solo textbook on nasal reconstruction, a single volume running 760 pages. He has now more than doubled that in a two-volume, 1592-page magnum opus with some 6500 figures—planning diagrams, extensive intraoperative photographs, and many long-term follow-up images.
Compared to the 2008 text, everything has been expanded...
As the author presents each case, he explains what is going through his mind as he develops his surgical plan, an invaluable process that will help teach judgment to younger surgeons. Except for the microvascular free flaps, I have successfully used virtually every technique in this text, as I learned them from his prior publications.
There are no magical steps or missing ingredients: attentive readers who master these volumes and follow the author’s principles fastidiously should be able to produce excellent reconstructions for their patients...
In my opinion, Dr. Menick’s new book will be the unimpeachable standard reference work until the day when some young surgeon comes along who is as innovative, creative, determined, and technically skilled as Dr. Menick, which may be a long time...
Surgeons who close facial defects from any cause will find this new reference work invaluable.
There are a limited number of people in our relatively broad subspecialty who have devoted their entire careers to a focused area, truly pioneering the way we approach and manage specific clinical problems in facial plastic surgery
There are even fewer who are so passionate about a topic that they have taken it upon themselves to share their knowledge and vast experience through extensive writing and publication, allowing this information to perpetuate and help others in our field grow and learn from their successes and mistakes ...
Dr. Frederick J. Menick is one of those pioneers. He has continually pushed the art and technique of nasal reconstruction to higher standards, never settling for mediocre outcomes...
This 2-volume treatise should be considered an essential resource for any surgeon who performs facial reconstruction.
Dr. Menick, your two volumes arrived today, and this is your best textbook. Beautiful layout, good clear text, and the pictures/results are world-class.
Every resident through my office this morning commented on the incredible post-ops. Once again you have set the standards to strive for.
It is a great pleasure for me to have access to these unique books, including all of the concepts and strategies that enable Dr. Menick to achieve such outstanding results.
Dr. Menick performs something totally different from merely just replacing tissue, which makes all the difference. I am deeply convinced that Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice is the Bible for all who are working in this field.
I received your fabulous books. For me, they are the Bible of nasal reconstruction. I always find help and inspiration in these books.
It is a great honor and privilege to know you and to get the chance to learn from you.
It is my pleasure to study this vast material, which encompasses Dr. Menick's life experience and teaching. Incomparable!
What an incredible amount of work has been put into Dr. Menick's latest book.
The concepts and text are crystal clear, and, of course, the results are amazing.
We received Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice, and our doctors are over the moon. Thank you!
The ENT team at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
I am ever grateful to you for giving me the privilege of owning your amazing two volumes. Thank from the bottom of my heart! To suggest that I would appreciate it is a gross understatement.
Your two volumes are a master tribute to a hero who stands at the apex of achievement in both of our minds, Dr. D. Ralph Millard. There is no Nobel prize for such endeavors.
In fact, these two volumes award the Menick Prize posthumously to Dr. Millard. Congratulations on a magnificent work
During my time in Tucson, I personally saw that Dr. Menick is without a doubt the best doctor in the world for many cases and the only one in the world for conditions such as mine or even worse.
There is evidence and confirmation of my statement in the new two-volume work by Dr. Menick, Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction: Principles and Practice.
Dr. "Michelangelo” Menick (as I like to call him) is not only an unbelievable “miracle doctor,” as so very many patients have testified, but he is also a great person, a real mensch—meaning a person of noble character to admire and emulate. His dedication to his profession and his patients is endless.