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

...efinitions of Words Used in the Gui...

Table 2. Nasal Anatomy Definitions

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Anatomy of the Nose

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...rontal view of the nos...


...view of the nose (2...


Management

Management

...Structures to Assess in Rhinoplast...


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...unctional AssessmentsHaving trouble viewing ta...


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

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...ionsClinicians should assess rhinoplasty candi...

...airway obstructionThe surgeon, or the s...

...ducationThe surgeon, or the surgeon’s designee,...

...unseling for obstructive sleep apnea patientsThe c...

...ing pain and discomfortThe surgeon...

...tibioticsWhen a surgeon, or surgeon’s designe...

...teroidsThe surgeon, or the surgeon’s...

...l packingSurgeons should NOT routin...

...mentClinicians should document patient sat...


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


Patient Information

...nt Information

...Asked Questions for Rhinoplasty Patients...

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...s for Patients with Obstructive Slee...

...I bring my continuous positive ai...


...uently Asked Questions: Patient Counselin...

...How much pain should I expect? T...


Appendix 1: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

...: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea QuestionnaireHa...

Appendix 2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Questionnaire

...ody Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Questionn...