Nasal and facial analysis

Woodard CR, Park SS. Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Health Systems, 1 Hospital Drive, 2nd Floor OMS, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA. Clin Plast Surg. 2010 Apr;37(2):181-9.


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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