Nose anthropometric study on Indian Americans and its clinical applications
Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan
Objectives: The aim was to determine the normal average values of nose liner measurements and to determine any significant sex differences exists in Indian Americans.
Methods: The direct nose anthropometric measurements were carried out using digital caliper in 100 (men, women) Indian American students (18 to 30 years) of American University of Antigua (AUA), Antigua and compared between the sexes.
Results: Nose measurements showed higher value in men than women. Nasal height and width were higher in both sexes. This study results suggest that Indian Americans have broader nose and narrower mouth. Low coefficient of variations were found in nasal ratios, thus making them far more reliable.
Conclusion: Nose anthropometric data specific to Indian Americans will be useful if in case they need to undergo rhinoplasty and for establishing baseline data for cosmetic surgeons which can be used to correct structural defects treating Indian Americans.
Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan. Nose anthropometric study on Indian Americans and its clinical applications. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 33-38