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September 2004

Tip Projection and the Nasolabial Angle in Rhinoplasty

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2004;6(5):299-300. doi:10.1001/archfaci.6.5.299

In this issue of the ARCHIVES, Spörri et al1 describe how innovative use of newer technology can be applied to a long-term problem, eg, quantification of some of the aesthetic determinants of the "ideal" nasal profile in rhinoplasty. Their use of the combined iris-cornea distance is particularly creative in that it provides the means for calibrating size in patients' digital photographs, as described in the "Methods" section. Their study included only patients with saddle nose deformities who were treated with the I-beam technique of restoring nasal tip support and projection, and it would have been useful if patients who underwent other types of rhinoplasty had been included.

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