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Photo Documentation in Rhinoplasty

J. Gregory Staffel
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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Publication Date:
29 July 2008 (online)


Taking good clinical photographs can be simple and fast if a few basic principles are followed. An overview of basic photography with an emphasis on germane principles is followed by brief discussions of equipment, lighting, positioning, and common mistakes. The simplest way to take good photographs is presented. More advanced techniques are also discussed. Finally, attention to details in examining pre- and postoperative photographs is stressed.