What the? Surgery on the nose might make a woman seem three years younger

What the? Surgery on the nose might make a woman seem three years younger

According to a research that employed artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze photos of women who had rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, a woman may appear up to three years younger after the procedure. 100 female patients who had rhinoplasty for aesthetic purposes, ranging in age from 16 to 72, had their before-and-after images analyzed by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US.

Standardized photos were examined at least 12 weeks later using AI, which calculates an individual's age by clipping the face from a picture and then extrapolating a forecast using an algorithm.

According to Robert Dorfman, the study's primary author, "Rhinoplasty is generally recognized as a face beauty operation, but it is not frequently known for its anti-ageing properties."

While the patient is under general anesthesia, a rhinoplasty entails making structural alterations to the bone, cartilage, and, if required, the skin surrounding the nostril.

Each patient's rhinoplasty in the research was specifically tailored to match that person's face. According to Dorfman, there has been little to no conclusive scientific data up to this point supporting the rejuvenating properties of rhinoplasty.

According to him, "this technology enables us to objectively and reliably estimate age and has proved to discern patterns and aspects of ageing beyond what the human eye can see."

Women over 40 had even more significant improvements, with some claiming to appear seven years younger after rhinoplasty. However, the researchers said that more study is required to corroborate the findings since the sample size of the 40+ group was limited (25 women).

Anti-aging treatments often do not concentrate on the nose. The human nose, which is composed of soft tissue, cartilage, and bone, ages much as other body parts do.

The nose may become more prominent or droopy as people age because it loses support, according to Jason Roostaeian, an assistant clinical professor at UCLA. The nose also ages with other facial characteristics, according to the study.

"The nose gets more apparent as we lose face fat and volume in our cheeks, which are the canvas that our nose rests on," Roostaeian added.

He said that by improving the nose, the whole face might seem more young. We have held this opinion subjectively for many years, but artificial intelligence has provided objective proof of it, he stated.