The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on July 25, 1926 · 29
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 29

San Francisco, California
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Sunday, July 25, 1926
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f ! VMM t"fc. f WW m a m iss r t jl v law W -w- r- up- $$!w ' w! " m ' Didn't Like the Bulge in the One She Was Born With, No. 2 Caved In, No. 3 Had a Drooping Tip, No. 4 Was i w-k 1 w-k "XT 1 yi rretty uood out iNow one s bomg to Have a Nice Turned- Up OneAnd All in Three Years I v -v;;, ;i': And Here Are the Four Noses' Miss Tortoni Has Had: Firat, There I the One She Wai Born With Quite Attractive, But She Didn't Like It So She Hnd It Charged by the Doctor, and Thin W the Very Distressing; Result All Flattened in the Middle and Not to Be Compared to the Original. ( ""''W-t f im.iinmarr'ij-fiiiUfcfit M' riSS KAYO TORTONI was dissatis fied with her nose. It was a pood enouerh nose to look at, and she was a dancer, so probably it wasn't looked at much, anyway, but she didn't care for it. There was some sort of bulge inside it which interfered with her singing, and she w anted to be a singer, as all dancers do. So she went to a doctor anil he fixed it so that it never looked the same, and that was the second nose Kayo Tortoni had, and the first of her four new noses. The trouble with her original nose, as the doctor explained, was a deviated septum. The septum is the wall extending: downward from the nasal bone that divides the nose lengthwise into two cavities. It is made of a pliable cartilage, and it is easily bent or bulged. A deviated septum is a h.-nt one, ami it is no uncommon thing. Few people have septums that are perfectly straight. In Kayo Tortoni's nose the bulge was very slight, and it did not hinder her breathing in even so strenuous an exorcise as her dancing, which is not of the living statuary order. But it did prevent her from attaining the high head tones which her singing teacher thought she ought to attain, as singing teachers do. If , the septum were straightened by removing the bulge she would be able to sound her high C's much better. So the doctor gave her an anesthetic, and with a little knife carved out a piece of the septum in which the bulge occurred Such an operation is a minor one. but it must be skilfully performed or the membrane that lines the nose will not heal properly and will leave bothersome soar tissue, which makes you catch cold quicker, and colds art even worse for singers than bent septums. The first of Kavo's many nose doctors, therefore, was very careful to make nice clean cuts and to s'terilize everything and to sew up the wound with fine stitches The wound healed, the delicate membrane showed no scar, the nose itself was not even sore after a short time. Kayo eould breathe more freely, and she began to reach do-re-mi-fa-sols far above the Thenhe began to notice peculiar things about her face as she sat before . her make-up table in the theatre She . , i n u-hnt it was. but her couiau w "in tvv.,. ----- , expression seemed to be changing. ' i fi,r. after the ot This I Her Third Nose with the Dent in It Built Up, Rut, Alas! A Drooping Tip. ..jr.. J. his enthusiasm, had sliced out too much cartilage, as the diagram shows. In straightening a deviated septum it is not necessary to cut away much of the cartilage, usually, because the bent part is minute in area. But somehow Doctor Number On h id carved out a great deal too much, and as a result the ridge of Kayo's nose had no support from the end of the na.sal bone downward, and since he had Hit awav some of the carti- And This Is the Nose She Has Now, with the Dcnl Out f ?! snd the Tip Straightensd Up, But Still Not What She Wants. And Here Is the None She Wants a Cute Little Turned-up One. lay between the bone back base of the nose, tip had nothing to it up. a matter of fact. if he had cut just a bit more, Miss Kayo's nose have waved in ry passing breeze, it would have been so limp. Promptly the dancer against Doctor Number th hraoi As woul cj (j?) Up W.,' 1 0 l t 2 l Ml TVHiini' N Ili-r Oriirimil Vo Wtipn Mif lfrlliH In Hr II i It was not until some time after the opera tion, and then only wnen snt ; profile view of herself, that she diseo-ered what had happened. The shape of her nose was changing. The bridee had caved in and the tip nad drooped until it seemed to dangle oyer her lips. It was a tragic discover-, because while dancers need not have perfect profilesfacial profiles, that is a nose ks peculiar looking as hers had btcome, was a disfigurement that could not be Doctor Number Two told her what had happened after he made an examination Of X-ray plates. Doctor Number One, in brought suit. One fof r.o,noo or some such sum, and he was willing to settle, outside of court, for a paltry $25,000. It is partly with this 525,000 that Miss Tortoni buys new noses, a new model each year. Doctor Number Two studied th.' caved- nose very much as an eugun-.-i uu.. caved-in bulling. ne ngur-., where to prop and bract-, what trie would be, and what to use in piaet e missing carviiiif. Then he took a piece ol ivory, irora a contented elephant, no .iout;, wnm. it into shape, made an incision in the upturn from the inside of the nostril, and ..lipped the ivory into place. In no time at all this wound healed as perfectly as first. The bridge was proppeu uy resumed it former outline, and the hnd ivory in her head in a place In trc it. o... v,o,l liecnme particular about noses bv now a connoisseur of nasal beautv. in factand she decided that the tip of' her new, rebuilt nose drooped just a bit. It was nothing much, but he didn't quite care for it. Besides, sonv of her humorous friends thought it was appropriate to use the words "bone and "ivory" frequently in her presence. To Dtctor Number Three, the well-known plastic surgeon Maxwell Maltz, she went, therefore, and be, after X-raying and measuring, submitted plans and specification? for Nose Number Three. He had a peculiar problem to overcome. Modem plastic surgery docs not particularly favor building up noses with foreign substances like ivory. No matter how skilfully the work is done, the ivory can never knit into the bone and cartilage. It is apt to get out of place, cause irritation, blood poisoning, and all sorts of disturbances. In MrniMfitins ill. Ilenl N!ititm llw' rir''n I "I Aoiv A unrl n Whrn H" Shoulil Hjhf ' aa llnh A. Thi r- i tltllne -'lil 1U Ni.p lo l the .M 1,1(11'' un.l How the Various Operations Were Performed. Ml c : fl.r II HnnU'l Ml TnMnnl. Tlrr Horror. Thill III. Ot"rHn HaH ( a n p rl thr llrltlcr I" ( r In rtii'l IH- Tl i lrool, Tli' ( IWir n ii I 1 1 I n ih'' HrlrlRr w H l I I . Tlx' VI (). lllioiisti Bit -.nfiiiutl In Hi!" Ilif Hi I'll.-". " ni Ue t'nmirh In Mil Ihr Tif. t, H il' Thlnl H'tilor Trxik K'll I'"' I'll" ikn'1 llPtiltir'.! 11 wlll l-nrirrr l'l.- t ' I nrltlnffi' from ! llhHiInc Vfuie Mini'' Ni''. Hfhw- l,K II 1"' Hlll t,.ilnl Ihr Si""'. - Via .Mln Ti"l"i ! 'initir Iti II'IIP M nrl's in 1l',r p i TnmH-l l IMir. In lnrfliis nn ,lilliln.ll ri..... of I arlll.mi' I F.I In llif Oilier ( annum' '1". The preferred method is to transplant human bone or cartilage. The living tis- is grafted into place, ju.i he -Drafted onto trees. There have sue can been eases where whole fingers have been Wint m study out stress of the the and d.ini wher d into faces to take the place ot entirely destroyed. Most nasal operations in plastic surgery are removals of exeess bone or car- frm hooke.i noses. Not often does urgeon have to supply part ot the cartilaee. When mot" cartilage is needed, however, it is usually taken from the .,.,...,fa nun hndv. either from a lower graft' noses tdage th rih or f rom M ort the cartilage b hind the ear. Kino's tivr l eocter had done th's of operation oft., n. and h" saw mat he could onlv e t fnnncrh rnrtilage irnm oiU- of her ribs. He needed more and different cartilage than the back of her car could provide. hi... w - v. Tnrtnm is a dancer, as Here it was almost Spring and she was wearing the same old last year's nose. It would never do, for u young lady who set naal styles, to go around w ariiig a er nose in the Spring. The doctor ner-siiudnd her to wait, however, and her patience was duly rewarded. Just before the Summer revues opened along came a young gentleman who thought his wi.ii' was ton big. He was more than pleas, d to let as beautiful a person as Miss Tortoni have his excess cartilage. In fai t, if he had not n quired a nasal operation he would surely have obliged with a rib or two. as needed. So the doctor have th" car' ihige ( ha, leftlv cut out. inst.-ad of takdnr d in alcohol or hanging it on hi? warb Now man. Mi et V'i s-'id and cartilage r. moved from rib would almost surely leave a scar. There is no need to go into detail, but to those who have seen her on the stage it is obvious that she could not afford to have scars on her ribs in fact, on almost part of he- body, it mignt ne saw. Tortoni, to be plain, does not dance too much elothes. then, could the doctor get uie Hp pondered the problem, and she. At last be had a fine idea, not wait until -ome other patient too much nose came fuong . i ne r could then take from that patient the vvc ss rartdage. shape it up and graft it into Mis Tortoni's nose. Miss Kayo was impatient, however. has her anv Mis in any W here. cartilage? so did Why with docto he wa-i home r-liiiin Doctor Number Three, with the vomit: cartilage trued up iind ha(" d. an incision Irom tn- m-.d' m nostril, drew out the piece n with his forceps, slipped in tbe car- .,v,,-,l it in the hone at tne back base of her nose, and stitched up the wound. And that is the nose Miss Kayo has at time of rushing to pnss. By the time this is off press she may have another nose, but if not then. he cwtainly will have a new one later. There ale several theories as to whv she will have her fourth new Kayo never saw tho gen'le Therefore she did not know, fot some time, that he was milking a steady audience of himself. But she noticed that now and then, as she danced dido the stage, her nose would twitch and wriggle arid behave in fantastic fashion. She thought perhaps the opt ration had failed in some slight detail and she had the doctor look over hi-, work. He found no'.h- with tin job whatsoever. too, Vint to the then're when- patient was dancing and there he the oblic-nc young man. lb- my. was immediately cleared up. It wa-!io;-e rilling t" no.-? af'o-l foot-i. The rart'l.'ii-e 'n M'- K-iyn's n. . nr.- of d.- lot owner intr wroni But he, man' nradi Kayo ivory tilagc his fnnni tery .i" -t le-bt f. H and ti on .iti'd i h th. id to wag theory as to r (in-r, Mil its, If at bun. That ! whv Miss Kavo wants a theory am Ka o b !l H !IS b not i'(-p it lor h- ouehed if the truth were to be known, Mis- might not ouch for it either. lit In. r thenrie are: that she feels it in nmbent. havinir started a style, to keep on with it; and that her friends insist on fremlevit changes just to ee now many noses she will ha -. Whatever the reason, h- is going to have another nose and she has planned just what it wdl be U I I" ' 1 .'..di' Jk. , I A ' Miss Tortoni in One of Her Staje That Re's Not Only a Crest Drat of Herself, But the Reason hr She Can't Possibly Ha Any Cartilas Taken from Hertelf to Build Up ti Nose She Is Going to Have, Since It Would Inevitably Leave a Scar Which Would Inevitably Be Visible to Audience! Almot No Matter Wher It Wu. nose. One theory. not vouched for here, con cerns the young gentleman whose carti- she wears. It is sa'd that ne arinvis every performance m which si-1: lagc almot Th trousst new specitiCHtion-nose, which in it- appears. Crrtl IWInn B'.-bv c:il! for a re-delicate par- inn.n ; a tnnK nne It w ill it e her a i.iii. i. . - pr rt. nifty expression, and when she grows tired of it she can change to a classic -rf.,v Vill i Mil .."' "'" . , " To give the retrousse effect will be her new nose ts jo-n to !oo ou her. simple for the pListic surjrvon. He w-U! just slip in i'wiv cartilage and prop up the t p But it wi'.l proba&lv tv nor.-was-girjr eartduge frv:n her own body though where it could come fwm without leaving in all too visible has not ..? been d. termined- Urce piotr r shews Mrs T- " The and her audiences in adv-u-e jt-ha". arrw I

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