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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2004 Mar;10(1):19-24. Korean. Original Article.
Park YJ , Chang HJ .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eulji Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

A nose is an important organ in a human body and it is an anatomical structure which plays significant roles functionally and cosmetically in many respects of one's whole life. Therefore, the authors have thought that for improving the quality of the cosmetic surgery, it is worthy to analyze and consider the reasonabilities of each case of all cosmetic or reconstructive operations which may result in the modification of nasal structures. As the common criterion of the beauty is globalized, many plastic surgeons in Asia including Korea have developed the regionally adapted concepts of the rhinoplasty, whereas they have not been successful in introducing a new concept of correcting a hump nose other than the prevailing concept of the 'reduction'. Accordingly, for the purpose of reducing the unnecessary procedures of the surgical operations and the consequent unwanted results from the conventional treatment on a hump nose. The authors have made a retrospective analysis on photographic profile data of 27 cases which have been available for the past 7 years, in comparison with the prevailing ideal criteria, in order to confirm reasonabilities of operations on patients group corrected with the conventional formulars. The analysis showed us that the hump nose in each of 27 cases was less protruded than the ideal criteria data. We found out that, if the nasal framework is not deviated, the nasal hump is not the object to be removed, but the touchstone of the augmentation rhinoplasty, in terms of non- destructive cosmetic operations.

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