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Prof. Pietro Palma MD, FACS

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For me rhinoplasty is an art form applied in surgery. It is matching form with function.


Other membership:

  • AAFPRS - American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ACS - American College of Surgeons
  • EAFPS - European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • ERS - European Rhinologic Society
  • IFFPSS - International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies


Thanks for landing in my website. I am a surgeon whose professional practice is wholly devoted to the practice of the art and science of rhinoplasty surgery. This super-specialization of my practice has been borne from my years of training, postgraduate teaching, research, and now, complete and utter devotion and passion…. to only rhinoplasty surgery.
Here below you will find concise information about my medical and surgical training, leadership positions in prestigious international societies, the way I do pre-operative analysis, my surgical techniques and results. You may find more detailed information on my website.

Specialization and preferred practice areas

Rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty, both primary and revision, represent the very core of my surgical practice.
In the last 5 the number of revision cases, coming both from abroad and Italy, has grown exponentially.
Experience gained with international patients has allowed to perfect operative techniques of “ethnic” rhinoplasty, especially for patient fron North-East Europe and Middle East. Each one of these 2 categories have specific anatomic features requiring an highly custom-made approach.
However, I deal with all other kind of nasal surgery. Functional surgery procedures (septoplasty, septal reconstruction, turbinoplasty) are often associated with rhinoplasty, thus representing a distinct hallmark of my 360-degree management of my patients.
Chronic inflammatory lesions of the paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) or special situations (like septal perforation and benign tumors) are treated via endonasal endoscopic approaches require specific operative skills and in-depth anatomical knowledge.
I do also use endoscopes during some steps of septo – rhinoplasty.

Education and practice

Medical degree cum laude at the University of Bologna.
Specialization in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery, University of Sienna, Italy.
Several fellowships in rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery and rhinology in top level university centers, in Europe and USA.
- Private practice at the The Face Clinic (Clinica del Viso), Milan, Italy
- Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Insubria-Varese, Italy (Director: Prof. Paolo Castelnuovo)
- Clinical Professor, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Brescia and Insubria-Varese, Italy
- Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Worldwide teaching
Organizer and director of several national and international meetings on rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery.
In 2001 I established together with prof. Paolo Castelnuovo the world-famous biennial “International Milano Masterclass” milanomasterclass.it. Milano Masterclass is the largest nasal surgery course in Europe and regularly hosts global leaders in rhinoplasty as Faculty members. The last edition was attended by more than 700 participants coming from 67 different countries.
In 2014 I launched the pilot project eXlsa, Extreme Live Surgery Arena, together with Paolo Castelnuovo. The second and last edition was held in 2016. eXlsa featured a unique format: only live surgery on extremely complex cases, no formal lectures, and instant interaction surgeons/audience. Both editions have been highly successful.
As a global leaqder in rhinoplasty, I have been invited to lecture and/or operate in a large number of conferences and courses: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA and Venezuela.

Pietro has served for 10 years as the editorial board member or the scientific journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery http://archfaci.jamanetwork.com

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Scientific publications
Author/co-author of numerous scientific papers on prestigious international journals covering different topics of rhinoplasty.
The paper on Hybrid Rhinoplasty was published in the journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery in 2010.

Co-author of two textbooks
Author of several chapters
 in reference international rhinoplasty textbooks:
– Advanced Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Thomas, PMPH-USA, 2010)
– European Manual of Medicine – Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Anniko et al, Springer, 2010)
– Rhinoplasty: A Practical Guide (Godin, Thieme, 2012)
– Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery (Wolters Kluver   Health – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014)
– Rhinoplasty: The Experts’ Reference (Sclafani, Thieme, 2015)
– Ethnic Considerations in Facial Plastic Surgery (Cobo, Thieme, 2016)
– Practical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery: A Symptom-Oriented   Approach. (Zahoor, Morton, Giles. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2016)
– Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters (Rohrich & Ahmad, CRC Press,  2016)
– Nasoseptal Perforations: Endoscopic Repair Techniques. (Alobid &    Castelnuovo, Thieme, 2017)

Chapters in press for international reference textbooks:
– Rhinoplasty: Endonasal Strategies. In: Master Techniques in Otolaryngology –  Head and Neck Surgery (Myers, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
– Endonasal hybrid rhinoplasty. In: Textbook of Otolaryngologic Principles and  Practice (Hilger, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers)

Past-President, International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS)
Past-President, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (IFFPSS)
Presidential Council, Treasurer of the European Confederation of Otorhinolaryngology and Head
Neck Surgery (CEORL-HNS)
Co-founder and Past-President, Italian ORL Association of Facial Plastic Surgery
Co-founder and Board Member, Italian Academy of Rhinology

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Irina Vasilenko MD, PhD, FACS
Plastic surgery, Otorhinolaryngology

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Info Prices from* Prices up to*
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) The sum includes a) pre... From €4,500 To €8,000
   Functional septo-rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty) The sum includes a) pre... From €5,000 To €9,000
Septoplasty The sum includes a) pre... From €3,000 To €4,500

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Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Milano
Via Quadronno, 29/31
Casa di Cura "LA MADONNINA"
20122 Milano

Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Milano
Piazza Repubblica 21
Clinica del Viso
20124 Milano

Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Milano
Piazza Eleonora Duse 2
20122 Milano

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