Changes in patient’s life after rhinoplasty
Keywords:Aesthetics, Patient satisfaction, Quality of life, Questionnaire, Rhinoplasty
Background: Aesthetic surgeries are performed to improve individual’s satisfaction with their appearance and also to improve their psychological health by improving self-confidence and self-esteem. Our study aimed to ascertain patient satisfaction in regard to nose appearance and function with the use of a validated questionnaire before and after rhinoplasty surgery.
Methods: The prospective study was conducted at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, SMS hospital Jaipur India from October 2018 to February 2020. The rhinoplasty outcome evaluation ROE questionnaire was used to study patient’s satisfaction. Patients underwent open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and additional nasal surgery such as septoplasty as per required. Data were collected from 70 patients before and 6 month after surgery. Results before and after surgery were compared.
Results: 70 out of 83 patients completed questionnaires. Most common age group is from 16 to 45 year. Most common reason for rhinoplasty in our study is aesthetic (58.5%), both aesthetic and functional (28.5%), functional (12.8%). Preoperative and postoperative ROE score shows significant improvement after 6 month in functional and aesthetic aspect. Mean preoperative score of all patients were 33.6 and the mean postoperative score were 80.4. Difference in improvement of scores was not significant when groups were divided on the basis of sex, age, concomitant nasal procedure, primary or revision surgery, open or closed rhinoplasty.
Conclusions: Rhinoplasty surgery significantly improved patient quality of life regarding nose function and appearance. ROE questionnaire proves reliable equipment for estimating patient satisfaction.
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