Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty

Authoring Organization

Endorsing Organizations

Publication Month/Year

February 1, 2017

Last Updated Month/Year

March 25, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for clinicians who either perform rhinoplasty or are involved in the care of a rhinoplasty candidate, as well as to optimize patient care, promote effective diagnosis and therapy, and reduce harmful or unnecessary variations in care.

Target Patient Population

All patients aged ≥15 years who have undergone rhinoplasty

Target Provider Population

Any clinician or individual, in any setting, involved in the management of patients who have undergone rhinoplasty

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Rehabilitation

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D012225 - Rhinoplasty


rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery, nasal surgery, plastic surgery

Source Citation

Ishii LE, Tollefson TT, Basura GJ, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2017;156(2_suppl):S1-S30. doi:10.1177/0194599816683153

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Methodology Supplement


Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
May 1, 2015
Literature Search End Date
December 1, 2015