Nasal and facial analysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Rhinoplasty remains one of the most challenging aesthetic procedures to master. Astute surgeons must consider a continually evolving societal perception of beauty with their own sense of aesthetic proportion when planning surgical intervention. Optimal results are achieved when the outcome is anticipated and satisfying to patient and surgeon. This requires a careful, thoughtful, systematic approach to preoperative analysis. Patients should leave with a clear understanding of the surgeon's perspective of their nose, aesthetically and anatomically. Understanding the interplay of surface deformities and their underlying anatomic counterpart is critical, involving a systematic analysis to create a surgical plan that avoids landmines leading to a suboptimal result.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woodard, CR; Park, SS

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 189

PubMed ID

  • 20206737

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0504

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cps.2009.12.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States