Rhinoplasty: Clinical categorization as a practical preoperative guide

J. Regan Thomas*, John O. McKinney

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As progressively more individuals desire rhinoplasty, facial surgeons are experiencing a wider spectrum of potential patients. The young woman in her late teens and 20s once made up the majority of the rhinoplasty case load. Now, the patients desiring aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery represent all stages of life. We have divided the patient population into five categories based principally on the special requirements of inherent chronologic differences. This typing system guides rhinoplastic surgeons in dealing with a variety of age groups of both sexes. These categories are useful in defining differences in technique and as an adjunct to preoperative evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1470-1473
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1985

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