Soon-Heum Kim

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It is well known that the head and face are smaller in female subjects than in male subjects. However, almost all previous studies have quantified the size difference between female and male subjects as simple numerical values, which might not clarify the difference. The present study evaluated the female-to-male proportions of the head and face so as to(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of the present study were to clarify the topographic relationships between various structures in the lateral midface and to provide important anatomical information pertinent to face lifting or treatment of damage to the midface structure. METHODS Thirty-two fixed cadavers were dissected (23 males and 9 females; mean age, 66.8 years)(More)
Many Asians have faces with prominent zygomas, and therefore reduction malarplasty is one of the most frequently undergone surgeries in Asia, including South Korea. It is performed using various surgical approaches (external, intraoral, bicoronal or their combination). The reduction technique that is the most effective, safest and with the lowest morbidity(More)
It is well known that facial beauty is dictated by facial type, and harmony between the eyes, nose, and mouth. Furthermore, facial impression is judged according to the overall facial contour and the relationship between the facial structures. The aims of the present study were to determine the optimal criteria for the assessment of gathering or separation(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to assess normal eyeball protrusion from the orbital rim using two- and three-dimensional images and demonstrate the better suitability of CT images for assessment of exophthalmos. METHODS The facial computed tomographic (CT) images of Korean adults were acquired in sagittal and transverse views. The CT images were(More)
BACKGROUNDS The aims of the present study were to determine the exact level of separation of the upper lateral cartilage from the septal cartilage, and to classify the patterns of connection between the upper lateral cartilage and the lower lateral cartilage. METHODS We dissected and photographed 60 sides of noses; 18 specimens were sectioned and stained(More)
The temporalis muscle, which is one of the masticatory muscles, enables elevation and retraction of the mandible. Direct injury to the temporalis muscle, facial nerve, or temporal fat pad during cranial-base surgery can cause temporal hollowing. The temporalis muscle is currently described in almost all atlases and textbooks as comprising a single layer. In(More)
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