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Rhinoplasty and its effects on the perception of beauty

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Author(s): Chinski, Hernan | Chinski, Luis | Armijos, Jenny | Arias, Juan Pablo

Journal: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN 1809-9777

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: rhinoplasty | beauty | perception

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Experts on nasal cosmetics and nasal surgery agree that aesthetic rhinoplasty leads to overall facial beautification and the perception of youth in patients. This "assumed truth" has never been proven in the international literature. Aim: To examine increases in facial attractiveness ratings after rhinoplasty surgery. Methods: We conducted a study series by choosing 30 female patients on whom we had operated and 25 evaluators in a single blind trial. The evaluators graded the patients' attractiveness before and after surgery. Results: Beauty indices were significantly improved after the operation. Conclusion: According to the third-party evaluation, the patients appeared prettier after undergoing aesthetic rhinoplasty.
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