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Achieving Facial Harmony in Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The above diagram illustrates several facial landmarks, measurements and inclinations that Dr. Slupchynskyj employs to assess proportion and Facial Harmony. Take a look at one of Dr. Slupchynskyj’s Ehnic Rhinoplasty patients above who is shown before his Ethnic Nose Surgery procedure.

Vertical Facial Measurements

  • In the profile view on the left, you can see the first craniofacial measurement; the extended forehead height (#1) that spans from the trichion to the nasion.
  • The second measurement, the total face height (#2), extends from the trichion at the top of the head to the gnathion.
  • The face height (#3), examines the distance between the nasion to the gnathion.
  • Upper face height (#4) measures the space between the nasion and the stomion.
  • Lower face height (#5) extends from the subnasale point to the gnathion.
  • Mandible height (#6) represents the space between the stomion and the gnathion.
  • Upper lip height (#7) reaches from the subnasale area to the stomion. These measurements are considered vertical measurements because they address the facial features from a height aspect.

Horizontal Facial Measurements

The second set of Ethnic facial landmarks represented in the patient above can be seen in the center, frontal view of the patient. These measurements address the face from the horizontal or width aspect.

  • The face width (#8) is measured from zygion to zygion.
  • The intercanthal width (#9) is represented by the distance between the endocanthion points at the medial eye corners.
  • The mouth width (#10) spans from cheilion to cheilion.

The final part of the diagram, the profile view on the right, illustrates several Ethnic facial inclinations. These represent the distances between certain landmarks and the angles created from the lines connecting them. The forehead inclination is shown at (#11). The general profile line (#12) connects the glabella area to the gnathion. The upper-face line (#13) spans from the glabella area to the subnasale point. The lower-face line (#14) extends from the subnasale area to the gnathion. The upper lip line (#15) measures the length and incline of the upper lip.

Dr. Slupchynskyj carefully takes all noted measurements into account when consulting with and planning surgery for his patients to achieve an optimal aesthetic result. Measurements of the entire face, as well as nose are essential for a successful Ethnic Rhinoplasty outcome. Nose shape must be in proper proportion to all facial features as well as the patients individual face width and face height.

Below you will see the same patient shown in the above diagram; however, these photos show the patient after his Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery with Dr. Slupchynskyj. The results are natural and subtle, yet the overall difference in his facial appearance is dramatic. Facial Harmony has been restored. His nose is in proper proportion to his total face height, total face width, mandible height, and mouth width.

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