Styles change, plastic surgeons find


November 22, 1990|By Knight-Ridder News Service

It's not just hemlines and ties whose dimensions are subject to changing fashion.

A narrow nose, with the tip brought up a bit into a pixie and with a slightly concave profile, used to be the look sought by those undergoing facial plastic surgery, says Shan R. Baker, director of the University of Michigan Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

Now, he says, patients want a straighter, more natural and distinctive proboscis that doesn't advertise itself as a nose job.

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