Evidence-Based Nasal Analysis for Rhinoplasty

The 10-7-5 Method

Íris M. Brito, MD; Yash Avashia, MD; Rod J. Rohrich, MD


Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(2):e2632 

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The shape and anatomical position of the nose are major determinants of overall facial harmony and aesthetics.[11] Outcomes in rhinoplasty are based on comprehensive nasal analysis, mastery of nasal anatomy, and understanding the consequences of each surgical maneuver.[28] A systematic approach to evaluating nasal structures and their relationship to one another will help to achieve facial balance after rhinoplasty.[2] The 10–7-5 method for nasal analysis, linking and comprising different areas of expertise in rhinoplasty, is a useful instrument to provide the surgeon a deep comprehension of each anatomical configuration and to design the appropriate surgical plan in an individual basis. This should determine the operative maneuvers required to address every problem, recognizing the impact of each correction in other areas of nasal structure, to obtain the ideal aesthetic proportions in frontal, lateral, and basal views.