Nose Job gives a Bonus of Younger look

In a recently conducted study on the people who have had surgery to reshape their nose, the observers noted that the patients looked almost a year or two younger with their new noses as compared to their look before the surgery. The observers looked at the before and after shots to reach this conclusion. Dr. Ali Sepehr, who is from The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, led this study. Dr. Ali Sepehr said “I wouldn’t say that in terms of the findings of this study, it adds a major reason to go forward with the procedure.”

While talking to Reuters Health he also said, “It’s just a nice added benefit when somebody’s already going to get the procedure for another purpose.” Medical charts of 53 people who have had a nose job with face-on and side photos were consulted by Dr. Ali Sepehr and his colleagues from the University of Toronto. Most of the patients who were observed were women and they were between the ages of 15 to 61. 50 unrelated people were asked to guess the age of the patients in both the sets of the photos. Half of the observers saw the photos out of order and rated the age of the patients in their post surgery first shot.
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The researchers said that the people who originally had a hump or a droopy tip in their nose, got more benefit from the nose job in terms of their apparent youthfulness. This was reported in the findings that were published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. The older patients tended to cut more years off their look after the surgery. However, this finding can also be because of chance. Dr. Anthony Sclafani who is the head of facial plastic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary said that the plastic surgeons have suspected since long that especially by the removal of a hump on top of the nose and turning the tip up they can make the patients look younger.

Dr. Anthony Sclafani said, “Even if it’s a matter of proving what we always thought, it’s an important finding.” Dr. Sclafani did not participate in the new research. Dr. Marcus Moody, a reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, sent an email to the Reuters Health and said “I have not personally noticed a large change in patients’ apparent age following rhinoplasty. I think a 1.5 year difference would be very hard to detect.”

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