Phi, Fat, and the Mathematics of a Beautiful Midface: Erratum
In the September/October 2018 issue of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, there was a mistake that the authors would like to correct.
Readers may have noticed that the number of patients in the abstract (113) was not the same as the number of patients (70) in the body of the manuscript. The authors deeply regret this error. This likely occurred when an earlier version of the paper was uploaded and was not updated when the final manuscript was uploaded.
The reason for this discrepancy was that initially the authors looked at 113 patients who underwent this procedure. The authors later decided to remove the male patients for consistency-the male Phi point is different than the female Phi point. The authors further removed other patients who did not have consistent follow-up, leaving us with 70 patients. The number of patients who had a sub-optimal result or requested additional filler in the abstract was 11/113 vs 8/70 in the body of the paper. So the percentage of this group was slightly higher in the final version—i.e., the error did not enhance the results.
The authors apologize for this oversight. The authors believe strongly in this new technique and this unfortunate error should not detract from the effectiveness and beauty of applying the Phi point in lower blepharoplasty.
Ran Stein, M.D.
John B. Holds, M.D.
Allan E. Wulc, M.D.
Arthur Swift, M.D.
Morris E. Hartstein, MD
Stein R, Holds JB, Wulc AE, et al. Phi, fat, and the mathematics of a beautiful midface. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2018; 34:491–496.