NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ground breaking study just published in the prestigious Annals of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Founder and Director of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey, statistically demonstrates a new anatomic landmark in the subnasal vertex view offers an improved means of characterizing the bulbous tip post operatively in nonwhite patients during Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery.
The nose is the central feature of the face and can enhance or detract from one's overall facial aesthetics. Throughout history, Rhinoplasty, commonly know as a Nose Job, has been an aesthetic procedure mostly targeted toward the caucasian population. With increasing immigration and rising socioeconomic status of ethnic populations, Rhinoplasty has significantly expanded to include nonwhite ethnicities. The bulbous tip, a common nasal tip of ethnic populations who seek Rhinoplasty, presents a wide and rounded tip with a thick sebaceous epidermal-dermal layer, excess fibrofatty tissue, weak lower lateral cartilages and weak tip support. "Refinement of the bulbous nasal tip continues to be one of the most challenging aspects in ethnic rhinoplasty," Dr. Slupchynskyj reports. The basic repair of the bulbous tip works to rectify the all stated problems, however it has been well established that a new standard needed to be created for assessing ethnic differences in the pre and post-operative phases of Ethnic Rhinoplasty. "The goal was to create a method that can be used to objectively establish a reduction in tip bulbosity of postoperative nonwhite rhinoplasty patients," Dr. Slupchynskyj states.
In this study, an institutional review board-approved retrospective analysis of 44 nonwhite patients was undertaken. Post operative photographs in the subnasal vertex view were subjected to analysis. All patients underwent an open approach Rhinoplasty that included nasal tip defatting and cartilage graft placement. Using a polygonal construct, that included the new anatomic landmark in conjunction with established landmarks described by Farkas et al, angles, distances and areal indices were measured from the preoperative and postoperative photographs. A comparison was then made for statistical significance. "According to the results of our study, the parameters demonstrated statistical significance when comparing pre and post operative values," said Dr. Slupchynskyj. These measures allow the surgeon to objectively assess and ascertain a decrease in tip bulbosity of postoperative patients. Finally, Dr. Slupchynskyj states, "This new landmark, seen from the subnasal view, can be combined with previously established landmarks to create a polygon allowing for a simple yet objective method for measuring the reduction of the ethnic bulbous tip."
The Annals of Plastic Surgery is the only independent journal devoted to plastic and reconstructive surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery serves as a forum for current scientific and clinical advances in the field.
Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS is a double Board Certified and Fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon in private practice for 18 years. He is Director and Founder of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Center of New York and New Jersey with offices in Manhattan and Chatham, New Jersey serving patients from the Northeast Metropolitan area, across the country and internationally. Born and raised in Manhattan, Dr. Slupchynskyj is board certified through both the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He was named one of America's Top Regional Doctors for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by US News and World Report, New York Magazine and Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. His articles have been published in the prestigious Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, including his landmark study on how his innovative surgical technique in African-American Rhinoplasty proves to preserve ethnicity, and increase self- esteem. He is the innovator of the SLUPlift minimally invasive mini-lift as seen on CBS2 News. He has been featured on ABC Nightline, Huffington Post Live, CBS2 News, in New York Magazine, The London Times, NY Daily News, Vogue, Redbook, Jane, Gotham, Women's World, Time Out NY, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Medical News Today, Morris Essex Magazine and numerous others. Dr. Slupchynskyj is a Fellow with The American College of Surgeons and member of the following Societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, New York County Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. For more information on Dr. Slupchynskyj and his surgical techniques, please visit his websites: www.facechange.org, www.rhinoplastysurgeonnewyork.com and www.africanamericanrhinoplasty.com.
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