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Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2012;18(2):81-88.
Published online June 30, 2012.
Anthropometric Analysis of Mid-face; Senile Changes of Nasal Dimensions.
Soon Heum Kim, Dong In Jo, Cheol Keun Kim, Hyun Gon Choi, Dong Hyeok Shin, Ki Il Uhm, Hyun Soo Jeon, Wu Chul Song, Ki Seok Koh
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Konkuk University, School of Medicine, Chungju and Seoul Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konkuk University, School of Medicine, Chungju and Seoul Hospital, Korea.
3Department of Anatomy, Konkuk University, School of Medicine, Chungju and Seoul Hospital, Korea.
The objective of this study is anthropometric analysis of nose and mid-face in Korean. This study was based on extensive sample size and variable measurement points. Total 3,000 healthy volunteers (18 to 79 years of age) were took two standardized photographs (frontal and lateral view). And 21 items were measured per person. Age groups were classified into three as young, middle-aged, and elderly. Average nasal length was around 4 cm and height was 5 cm. Female was 5~6% smaller than male. Facial width was 3.5 times larger than nasal length. Nasal length reduced by 5% as get older. Nasofrontal angle was 141degrees and nasolabial angle was 92degrees. Nasal width was 39mm and intercanthal distance was 35 mm. The significant age-related changes were eyeball depth (se-pu) and intercanthal distance. The characteristic senile change of male mid-face was downward deflection of soft tissue but female was soft tissue atrophy. The goal of augmentation rhinoplasty is not filling up sellion point depression but superior shifting of that point. Similarity between nasal length and width was another interesting finding of Korean nose. The results of this study will represent typical values of Korean nose and facilitate exact prediction of surgical results.
Key Words: Anthropometric analysis, Nose, Korean


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