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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Feb;16(1):21-34. Korean. Original Article.
Kim JH , Oh WS , Park SW , Kim KH .
April 31 Aesthetic Clinic, Seoul, Korea. April31kjh@hanmail.net
Abstract

We should better not confuse "short nose" with "the nose that the tip of it turned upward regardless of its length". If we simply diagnose "the nose that the tip of it turned upward" as "short nose", we might have the risk of focusing on lengthening the whole nose instead of correcting the angle of the tip of the nose. We, therefore, started to call "the nose that the tip of it turned upward" differently from "short nose" in the cases of Asian patients who have relatively short and small noses. We then decided to classify "the nose that the tip of it turned upward" as "upturned nose". And, in revision cases, we have to be careful about changes of anatomical structures, and the usage of the amount of shared cartilages, we have to be fully aware of various operation procedures to correct upturned nose. Furthermore, we have to consider many other different ways of corrections that possibly need various types of grafts and suture techniques combined or modified from the usual procedures. We achieved satisfactory results by using this new paradigm of "upturned nose" and concepts of procedures to have the better result of reforming the "short nose".

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