J Craniofac Surg. 2023 Jan-Feb 01;34(1):267-271. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000008864. Epub 2022 Aug 2.
This study aimed to determine the mean values of the nasal anthropometric measurements through 2-dimensional photogrammetry in for rhinoplasty patients. The study group included 72 healthy individuals, 36 men, and 36 women. The patients were aged 18 to 42 years. All patients had undergone primary rhinoplasty in our clinic between 2013 and 2020. Seven landmarks were identified from the preoperative photographs taken with the patient’s head in neutral position in the frontal and lateral planes. Five distances (total nasal length, nasal bridge length, morphological nose width, alar length, and nasal tip protrusion) and 2 angles (nasofrontal and nasolabial) measurements were calculated. We noted a statistically significant difference between the male and female sexes in terms of total nasal length and morphological nose width (P<0.05). The results were compared with the nasal anthropometric measurements reported in the literature for the Turkish population as well as other ethnic groups. We believe results of this study may facilitate preoperative planning in Turkish patients who request rhinoplasty and improve the success rate of the surgery.