Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty

Publication Date: February 1, 2017

Key Points

Key Points

  • Rhinoplasty ranks among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, with over 200,000 procedures reported in 2014.
  • The primary reason for surgery can be aesthetic, functional, or both, and may include adjunctive procedures on the nasal septum, nasal valve, nasal turbinates, or the paranasal sinuses.
  • The average uncomplicated rhinoplasty procedure typically exceeds $4,000. However, the costs incurred due to complications, infections, or revision surgery (long-term antibiotics, hospitalization, and lost revenue from hours/days of missed work) add considerably to the total.
  • The resultant psychological impact of rhinoplasty can also be significant.

Table 1. Definitions of Words Used in the Guideline

...e 1. Definitions of Words Used in the...

Table 2. Nasal Anatomy Definitions

...asal Anatomy DefinitionsHaving trouble viewin...

Anatomy of the Nose

...atomy of the...

...ique View of the Nose


...e view of the nose...


...l view of the nose...


...rontal view of the no...


Management

...anagement

...le 3. Structures to Assess in RhinoplastyHaving...


...able 4. Cosmetic AssessmentsHaving trouble...


...onal AssessmentsHaving trouble viewing table? Expa...


...1. Algorithm...


...able 6. Summary of Key Action Statements (KAS)...

...mmunicating expectationsClinicians...

...bid ConditionsClinicians should assess...

...l airway obstructionThe surgeon, or the sur...

Preoperative educationThe surgeon, or...

...g for obstructive sleep apnea patientsThe...

Managing pain and discomfortThe su...

...ve antibioticsWhen a surgeon, or surge...

...tive steroidsThe surgeon, or the s...

...sal packingSurgeons should NOT routinely plac...

...tcome assessmentClinicians should document...


...7. Adjunctive Measures to Pain Management...


Patient Information

...atient Informatio...

...sked Questions for Rhinoplasty Patient...

...How much bruising and swelling should I...


...s for Patients with Obstructive Sl...

...ring my continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...


...ntly Asked Questions: Patient Counseling/Educat...

How much pain should I expect?...


Appendix 1: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

...ppendix 1: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea QuestionnaireHav...

Appendix 2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Questionnaire

...2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)...