Facial Plast Surg 2020; 36(05): 670-678
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714268
Original Research

Patient Satisfaction following Structural versus Preservation Rhinoplasty: A Systematic Review

1  Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
,
Hedyeh Ziai
1  Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
,
Michael Roskies
1  Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Abstract

Recently, dorsal preservation rhinoplasty has been gained acceptance among facial plastic surgeons. Despite this, there is limited literature on patient satisfaction following preservation rhinoplasty. This systematic review aims to evaluate all studies quantifying patient satisfaction and to compare results between structural and dorsal preservation rhinoplasty. OVID Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed databases were searched. All studies from the years 2010 to 2020 evaluating satisfaction in patients receiving either structural or dorsal preservation rhinoplasty were included. Data regarding study demographics as well as patient satisfaction results were extracted from included studies. Descriptive results and analysis were calculated. A total of 2,172 articles were initially identified, of which 29 articles were included in the final analysis. Of the 29 articles, 25 were focused on structural rhinoplasty and 4 were focused on preservation rhinoplasty. Of the 25 structural rhinoplasty articles, 17 used the Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) questionnaire to evaluate patient satisfaction and 5 used the FACE-Q scale. Among the 25 structural rhinoplasty studies, 14 (56%) reported statistically significant improvements in patient satisfaction evaluation scores after rhinoplasty. Among the four preservation rhinoplasty studies, one (25%) study reported significant improvements in satisfaction scores after rhinoplasty. Despite this, most studies included a statement that satisfaction improved in patients following rhinoplasty. Literature in this review supports both structural and preservation rhinoplasty, resulting in high satisfactory results for patients following surgery. More research must be conducted to further quantify satisfaction following preservation rhinoplasty and prospectively compare satisfaction between the two rhinoplasty techniques.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 August 2020 (online)

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