More People Requesting Nose Jobs To Make Selfies Look Better
CBS Local — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but according to a new report a selfie is worth thousands of dollars in plastic surgery to a growing number of patients. A study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that selfies make a person’s nose appear to be 30 percent larger than it actually is. “Despite the ease with which selfies are taken, the short distance from the camera causes a distortion of the face owing to projection, most notably an increase in nasal dimensions,” researchers wrote. The study adds that selfies are typically taken about 12 inches away from the face, which dramatically distorts the way a person looks compared to a picture taken five feet away. Despite the illusion created by selfies, surgeons are reporting that more people are requesting nose jobs to correct the way they look. Facial plastic surgeon Boris Paskhover of Rutgers University contributed to the JAMA report and claims several patients at his clinic want surgery because of the way they appear in selfies. “I’d say, ‘Your nose doesn’t look big — there’s distortion when you keep a camera close to your face,'” Dr. Paskhover told Vox. “If all the pictures [you take] are up close, the way you view yourself may be distorted,” Paskhover warned. A January survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS) found that 55 percent of doctors said their patien...
We present 2 cases of lacrimal injury after osteotomy in rhinoplasty and present the steps to managing such an injury. These cases were finally treated with endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. We concluded that osteotomies must be at least 3 mm from the medial canthus or medial to the line from the medial canthus to the alar base. Also, it is recommended that osteotome blades be sharpened before each osteotomy.
ConclusionThe instant crystallization of supercooled liquid serum physiologic solution can be applied as a tissue cooling method in rhinoplasty and in several other surgical procedures.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
Conclusion: This study provides baseline results of nasal skin thickness in the Middle Eastern population. The results also show that nasal skin thickness may not be a strong factor affecting patient satisfaction. PMID: 30520507 [PubMed - in process]
Interview with Sam P. Most, MD, author of Evaluation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Rhinoplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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Sir William Osler once stated that “The practice of medicine is an art, based on science. Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” While Osler’s comment was made in 1893, over a century later it remains true that much variability exists in health care and that this variation in care is thought to contrib ute to significant waste. To some extent, this variability persists due to a perceived lack of high-quality evidence on which to base treatment decisions. This may be particularly relevant in surgery, where randomized clinical trials (RCTs), considered to provide the highest level ...
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the pooled results of randomized clinical trials that examined the effect of antibiotic preventive therapy on postoperative complications in patients undergoing rhinoplasty.
ConclusionThis study demonstrates that a novel biodegradable PCL mesh with a 3D structure is a safe and effective material for corrective rhinoplasty because it is easy to use and capable of maintaining its volume in the long term without foreign body response. This biocompatible material will have a wide range of applications as the most suitable alternative to nonabsorbable materials in rhinoplasty and reconstruction surgeries, such as fashioning spreader grafts and septal extension grafts.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Ev...
What are the key differences between patients with short and long nasal bones -- and what are the clinical implications for rhinoplasty?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery