Computerized Photogrammetry Used to Calculate the Brow Position Index

Computerized Photogrammetry Used to Calculate the Brow Position Index

Author Naif-de-Andrade, Naif Thadeu Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hochman, Bernardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Naif-de-Andrade, Camila Zirlis Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Background the orbital region is of vital importance to facial expression. Brow ptosis, besides having an impact on facial harmony, is a sign of aging. Various surgical techniques have been developed to increase the efficacy of brow-lift surgery. However, no consensus method exists for an objective measurement of the eyebrow position due to the curvature of the face. Therefore, this study aimed to establish a method for measuring the eyebrow position using computerized photogrammetry.Methods for this study, 20 orbital regions of 10 volunteers were measured by direct anthropometry using a digital caliper and by indirect anthropometry (computerized photogrammetry) using standardized digital photographs. Lines, points, and distances were defined based on the position of the anthropometric landmarks endocanthion and exocanthion and then used to calculate the brow position index (BPI). Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t test with a significance level of 5 %.Results the BPI values obtained by computerized photogrammetric measurements did not differ significantly from those obtained by direct anthropometric measurements (p > 0.05). the mean BPI was 84.89 +/- A 10.30 for the computerized photogrammetric measurements and 85.27 +/- A 10.67 for the direct anthropometric measurements.Conclusion the BPI defined in this study and obtained by computerized photogrammetry is a reproducible and efficient method for measuring the eyebrow position.
Keywords Anthropometry
Computer-assisted image processing
Plastic surgery
Language English
Date 2012-10-01
Published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 36, n. 5, p. 1047-1051, 2012.
ISSN 0364-216X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1047-1051
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000311309600006

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