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Photos and views of the nose needed for rhinoplasty analysis by Dr. Bermant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

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Photographs for rhinoplasty plastic and cosmetic surgery are best done with a short telephoto macro lens like the 105 mm Macro these were taken with. A 90 mm Macro lens would also do. If a lens with too wide of a view is used, the nose becomes distorted. These were photographed on 35 mm film. Most of the rest of this site's images are with a digital camera. This statement was from a different era, but these macro lenses are still the best. Today's new smartphone cameras sometimes can be wonderful depending onthe manufacturer lens selection and the "zoom" settings. Here is a discussion on our forum about using an iPhone 4S on a tripod and remote triggering app to take pictures of ears or the nose.

Fill the image with the face.
It is very difficult to analyze a tiny face on an image of the entire body. The face should be perpendicular to the camera, neither tilted toward nor away from the plane of the film. The head should not be tilted to the left nor right.

Focus the camera.
The nose is what should be the item most in focus. You may need to take the camera off of its automatic setting to get the nose in focus.

Choose your background carefully.
Pick an uncluttered background with no mirrors. A mirror or glass surface can reflect a flash and make photographs difficult to evaluate. A plain matte background is best.Make sure that the nasal profile is not obscured by a shadow behind.

Keep the head perpendicular to the camera
Do not tilt the head to the left or the right. It should be upright and not tilted toward or away from the camera.

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Rhinoplasty Photos Frontal View
This photographic view is a full image of the head. The image should have from the top of the head to just below the chin filling the image. Both ears should show.

If using flash, point the flash so that the shadows do not obscure the important nasal outlines. This is done by having camera mounted flash on the same side as the nose and the camera towards the face. This is not as great a concern when no flash is used.

Frontal View

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Rhinoplasty Photos Lateral Views
The left and right lateral photographs can be truncated like these but better if they include the entire head (from back to front). Align the head perpendicular to the camera. The view must include the forehead and the chin.

Right Lateral

Left Lateral

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Rhinoplasty Photographs Oblique Views
The three quarter view photographs should align the tip of the nose with the opposite cheek. They can be truncated like these but are best showing the entire head from chin to top of head and tip of nose to back of head. Do not look directly into the camera, direct eyes straight ahead.

 Right Oblique

 Left Oblique

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Rhinoplasty Photos View from Below
The view from below (worm's eye view) should align the tip of the nose between the eyebrows. Zoom into to show from top of forehead to lower lip and just beyond the outside edges of the eyelids.

View from below

Additional Views
Additional views can demonstrate concerns on other issues not covered by this stanadard series. Join in our forum discussion How should Rhinoplasty Standard Pictures evolve?

Do not photograph too close with a zoom lens.
When using digital cameras with zoom lenses, it is harder to pick the best setting. Photograph all the images from the same distance from the subject (except for the worm's eye view). It depends on the camera and lens but a starting point is about 6 feet (about 2 meters) from the subject. If you shoot from too close, facial features will be distorted. Zoom the lens to have the face fill the photograph for rhinoplasty surgery analysis.

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Image Nose
With wide angle lens, see how the nose is bigger on the left image and shrinks in the right. The ear is smaller on the left and larger on the right. The lens makes this nose look like it needs reduction.

Ear and Nose Distorted By Short Focal Length Camera Lens

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The nose size and ear size remain the same in both views. This becomes critical when asking Dr. Bermant to use pictures for a remote discussion for Macrotia ear reduction issues.

Ear and Nose Not Distorted By Short Focal Length Camera Lens

How to Learn More
We had a remote package to start the process of exploring what plastic surgery may have to offer. Dr. Bermant is retired and no longer offers private evalaution of images. Pictures can be posted on our many Rhinoplasty Forums. He continues to share his knowledge on general issues, but no longer offers specific medical advice.

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