Patient Satisfaction After Rhinoplasty

Satisfaction in Patients After Nose Job

Patient Satisfaction After Nose Aesthetic Surgery

Compared to other cosmetic procedures, aesthetic nasal surgery has a relatively low patient satisfaction rate due to potentially unrealistic patient expectations. There are sometimes serious differences between the expectations of patients and the outcome of scientific surgery.

The relationship between the rhinoplasty operation and the causes of patient dissatisfaction cannot be easily analyzed!

In a study analyzing satisfaction patterns in rhinoplasty using online patient comments, the causes of dissatisfaction among patients who underwent cosmetic nose surgery were investigated. Interestingly, it was emphasized that male patients had lower satisfaction rates after rhinoplasty. It was emphasized that the reasons for dissatisfaction were more ambiguous than women. In other words, male patients expressed more uncertain factors than women in expressing the reasons for dissatisfaction. Social media Provides a way to understand the causes of patient dissatisfaction after cosmetic surgery, but it is normal for patients to have unrealistic expectations on a platform where highly unscientific slogans and surgical results are published (Source: Patient Satisfaction After Rhinoplasty) .

There are criteria and scales prepared to evaluate patient satisfaction after rhinoplasty operation (Rhinoplasty Results Evaluation, the Functional Rhinoplasty Outcome Inventory, the Rhinoplasty Health Inventory and Nasal Outcomes scale, the FACE-Q Rhinoplasty module and the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey ... )

Body dysmorphic disorder is a serious factor in patient dissatisfaction!


There are studies that emphasize the importance of predicting underlying psychological problems such as body dysmorphic disorder in patients with potentially unrealistic patient expectations and unsatisfied patients after rhinoplasty (Source: Satisfied After Nose Job?).

As in other aesthetic surgeries, significant advances have been made in the techniques used in rhinoplasty surgeries. Although there are minimal traumatic techniques and operations that can be concluded more smoothly compared to previous operations; rhinoplasty patient satisfaction rates are lower than other cosmetic surgeries. In addition to the difficulty of the procedure, potentially unrealistic patient expectations are the major responsible factors.

Only the surgeon who does not perform surgery will not have revision surgery!

After normal nose aesthetic surgery, there is a 10% -25% chance of revision surgery. It is scientifically written in the literature that 25% of all nasal and nasal aesthetic surgeries require a secondary correction surgery. In other words, even if the technique is successful, re-operation may be required in some of the aesthetic nose surgeries performed and most of the patients who require this re-operation are deformities that are not minor serious problems.

Rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic procedure in patients with body dysmorphic disorder!

However, rhinoplasty is the most preferred cosmetic procedure among patients with psychopathological condition called body dysmorphic disorder, causing obsessive obsolescence that leads to social occupational and personal dysfunction. One to two percent of normal population has body dysmorphic disorder. 3.2 to 16.6 percent of patients with nasal aesthetics have been found to have body dysmorphic disorder (Source: Vulink N., et al. 3- 3-8% of patients with outpatient dermatology and plastic surgery clinics. NederlandsTijdschrift voor Geneeskunde 150.2 (2006) 97-100).

Patient selection is the most effective factor in surgical success

All surgeons who perform nasal aesthetic surgery frequently may have dissatisfied or less satisfied patients. Particularly affecting this rate is the underlying psychopathological problems in patients. In other words, patient selection is the most effective factor in surgical success. There are doctors who request reports from psychiatrists in order to diagnose psychiatric diseases and to rule out psychopathological problems before surgery. It should be kept in mind that body dysmorphic disorder should be ruled out and dissatisfaction after rhinoplasty may occur in patients with this psychopathological problem. This was recently highlighted in the guidelines of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery titled "Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty".

Rhinoplasty operation is not always sufficient to gain self-confidence of patients!

In a study, despite the cosmetic rhinoplasty, the concept of self and nasal fitness to improve patient satisfaction was investigated and according to the results of the study it is highlighted that, "although many rhinoplasty candidates are satisfied with the changes in facial features, successful nasal aesthetics alone seem to be inadequate in improving the self-concept of patients whose rhinoplasty results are discussed" (Source: DOES COSMETIC RHINOPLASTY IMPROVE SELF-CONCEPT ...). In patients who think that serious success can be achieved if the nasal aesthetic surgery is successful, the results of the rhinoplasty operation become an exaggerated attachment and disappointments are inevitable.

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