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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2005;32(2):155-160.
Published online March 1, 2005.
Photogrammetric Study of Lip in Young Population in Korean.
Woo Seob Kim, Jung Soo Hong, Han Koo Kim, Seung Hong Kim
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. kimws@cau.ac.kr
Abstract
The aim of this study is to establish anatomical dimension of the lip in young population in Korean, using specially designed soft ware with photographic image. We measure 13 anatomical dimensions of lips in 2,229 young people. (917 male, 1312 female, Aged from 18-33 years. Average age 19.7). Statistical analysis of these measurements of large population could offer useful information in facial plastic surgery. The mean measurements are as follows 1. Lengths (male/female) Widths of philtrum: 1.11+/-0.19cm/1.02+/-0.21cm Heights of philtrum: 1.6+/-0.24cm/1.47+/-0.21cm Heights of cupid bow: 0.88+/-0.16cm/0.83+/-0.16cm Height of upper vermilion: 0.74+/-0.16cm/0.70+/-0.15cm Height of lower vermilion: 1.08+/-0.17cm/1.02+/-0.15cm Height of upper lip(Rt.): 1.24+/-0.2cm/1.23+/-0.2cm Height of upper lip(Lt.): 1.24+/-0.2cm/1.17+/-0.19cm Half horizontal length of lip: 2.2+/-0.26cm/2.11+/-0.2cm Horizontal length of lip: 4.41+/-0.4cm/4.25+/-0.36cm Height of lower face: 7.1+/-0.58cm/6.52+/-0.6cm 2. Angles Nasolabial angle: 97.77+/-11.97degrees/95.5+/-11.34 degrees Mentolabial angle: 133.88+/-14.65 degrees/129.27+/-13.67 degrees Angle of Cupid's bow: 111.65+/-13.99degrees/116.75+/-16.2 degrees Previous reported photogrammetric measurements was difficult to implement to surgical practice. Because these were printed photographies of the same size. Therefore, in this study, we can measure a lot of objects and items more conveniently and correctly by using proportional program on computer after taking a digital photograph. Consequently, proportional measurements with photogrammetry of lip could be useful and corrective substitute for anthropometrical measuring. These data could be useful reference for preoperative consultation, surgical planning and learning anatomical measurement of lips and adjacent structures.
Keywords: Anthropometry; Photogrammetry; Lip; Youth
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