Seok Kwun Kim

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Oriental people usually have a wide midface and a prominent malar curve. The zygomatic bone forms the prominence of the cheek, and it is the most important part in determining the ideal oval shape of the face on the frontal view and the character of the oblique profile. Therefore, zygoma contouring is commonly performed. Women with a prominent zygoma have(More)
The authors present their experience with the reversed submental perforator-based island flap for nose reconstruction and their anatomic and clinical studies. There have been several descriptions on the reversed pattern of the submental flap, but its anatomic background and clinical availability are still questionable. The submental area was analyzed by(More)
In Oriental culture, the contour of the mandibular angle is important for feminine facial shape because a woman who has a wide and square face is thought to have had an unhappy life. A prominent mandibular angle, which does not coincide with the natural look, produces a characteristic quadrangle, coarse, and muscular appearance. So Oriental women who have a(More)
PURPOSE Augmentation rhinoplasty using alloplastic materials is a relatively common procedure among Asians. Silicon, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-tex®), and porous high density polyethylene (Medpor®) are most frequently used materials. This study was conducted to analyze revisional rhinoplasty cases with alloplastic materials, and to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Short nose deformity results from primary short nose, previous rhinoplasty, or trauma. A septal extension graft using rib cartilage can be placed to address this deformity. Indications for this procedure include previously damaged septal cartilage, innate septal issues, saddle nose deformity, skin problems, and secondary deformities of the cleft(More)
One of the primary goals of the phalloplasty for female-to-male transsexuals is to gain the voiding ability in the standing position. However, achieving the competence of urethra, sensation and rigidity of the neophallus is still a significant challenge. Serious complications such as urethral fistula, obstruction and stricture were encountered in this(More)
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures in Korea today. However, simple augmentation rhinoplasty results often failed to satisfy the high expectations of patients. As a result, many procedures have been developed to improve the appearance of the nasal tip and nasal projection. However, the characteristics of Korean nasal tips(More)
Previously it was thought that primary correction of nasal deformity in cleft lip patients would cause developmental impairment of the nose. It is now widely accepted that simultaneous correction of the cleft lip nasal deformity has no adverse effect on nasal growth. Thus, the authors tried to evaluate the results of primary correction of cleft lip in Asian(More)
For nasal augmentation, various materials have been used for many years. The injection of foreign body has been carried on, although it is performed mostly by laymen. Because many complications arise after augmentation rhinoplasty by foreign body injection, secondary correction has been needed. These complications have included headaches, swelling, redness,(More)
The septal extension graft is a very useful method of controlling nasal lengthening and tip projection, rotation, and shape by fixing a graft to the septum, which leads to a strong supporting structure. Enhancing graft stability is important for better long-term outcomes and minimizing complications or relapse, and even more efficient application of these(More)