Ovid’s Ancient Beauty Elixirs 1

The man knew his makeup. The rumours are true: it’s Publius Ovidius Naso’s 2,057th birthday. You can score some points with the classicists in your life by mentioning this in casual conversation, especially if you toss in a reference to the Metamorphoses. And if you’re wooing a classicist, or wooing anyone, really, be certain to heed the advice in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria, his instructional elegy on romance-its efficacy has not been diminished by the passage of millennia.

Mental Floss even has eleven dating tips from the poet himself. Today with a far more urgent But I write, and more profitable, message. Even if readers still (occasionally) grab the Metamorphoses or Ars Amatoria, there’s a massive blind spot inside our modern view of Ovid. We’ve all but ignored the man’s presents as a beautician.

Somewhere between 1 BC and 8 AD, Ovid wrote Medicamina Faciei Femineae, known variously as The Art of Beauty or-my personal preference-Cosmetics for the feminine Face. Though no more than one-hundred lines survive, they include step-by-step instructions to make your own ancient Roman cosmetics, and believe you me, these concoctions are unlike any cosmetics on the market right now.

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If the individual is unhappy with the results with you, there’s a good chance that the patient will be saying unkind words about you in the subsequent surgeon’s office. Does the patient fit the SIMON profile (Single, Immature, Male, Obsessive, and Narcissistic)? If so, be cautious because these patients are difficult to please and are litiginous. Through the initial 5 minutes while acquiring the patient’s background, surgeons should know if the individual is a good candidate for revision surgery.

Poor patient selection can result in an unsatisfied patient and doctor. Another important details is to see if the individual has nasal blockage. Determine if the nasal blockage was present preoperatively. If the obstruction is a total consequence of the surgery, lots of questions need to be responded. Did the patient have reductive rhinoplasty surgery?

Have the individual point out where in fact the obstruction is. Is it static or powerful? Would it present with deep or normal inspiration? What alleviates and worsens the nasal obstruction? What exactly are the characteristics of the nose obstruction? Was septal surgery performed? For the physical examination, I use an in depth nasal evaluation worksheet (Table 1). Preform a detailed visual and tactile evaluation of the nasal area,and use an ungloved finger to palpate the nasal area.

Examine the bony and cartilaginous skeleton, tip, and skin-soft cells envelope characteristics in frontal, lateral, and bottom views. For the bony dorsum, analyze the osteotomies, existence of open up roof rocker or deformity deformity, and hump under-or over-resection. If inadequate hump reduction is in question, first examine for a deep radix, under projected, ptotic nose tip, and for microgenia.