Ovid’s Ancient Beauty Elixirs


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, if you toss in a reference to the Metamorphoses especially. And if you’re wooing a classicist, or wooing anyone, really, make 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. But I write today with a far more immediate, and more profitable, message. Even if readers still (occasionally) grab the Metamorphoses or Ars Amatoria, there’s an enormous blind spot in 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 creative art of Beauty or-my personal preference-Cosmetics for the Female Face. Though only about 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 beauty products on the marketplace 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 stating unkind words about you in the subsequent surgeon’s office. Does the individual fit the SIMON profile (Single, Immature, Male, Obsessive, and Narcissistic)? If so, be mindful because these patients are difficult to please and are litiginous. Through the initial 5 minutes while acquiring the patient’s background, surgeons ought to know if the patient is an excellent candidate for revision surgery.

Poor patient selection can lead to an unsatisfied patient and doctor. Another important fine detail is to see if the patient has nasal blockage. Determine if the nasal obstruction was present preoperatively. If the blockage is because the surgery, a true variety of questions have to be responded. Did the patient have reductive rhinoplasty surgery?

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

Examine the bony and cartilaginous skeleton, suggestion, and skin-soft tissue envelope characteristics in frontal, lateral, and base views. For the bony dorsum, analyze the osteotomies, presence of open up roof rocker or deformity deformity, and hump under-or over-resection. If inadequate hump decrease is involved, first examine for a deep radix, under projected, ptotic sinus tip, and for microgenia.