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

...initions of Words Used in the Guidel...

Table 2. Nasal Anatomy Definitions

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Anatomy of the Nose

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Management

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...4. Cosmetic Assessments FACE-Q Rhin...


...ional Assessments Nasal Obstr...


...gure 1. Algorithm...


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...d ConditionsClinicians should assess rhinopla...

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...operative educationThe surgeon, or the sur...

...or obstructive sleep apnea patientsThe clinic...

Managing pain and discomfortThe surgeon, or the...

...operative antibioticsWhen a surgeon, or surgeon...

...erioperative steroidsThe surgeon, o...

...ingSurgeons should NOT routinely place...

...tcome assessmentClinicians should docume...


...nctive Measures to Pain Management in Rh...


Patient Information

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...Counseling Po...

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Appendix 1: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

Appendix 1: STOP-Bang Sleep Apnea Questionnair...

Appendix 2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Questionnaire

...y Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Questionnaire...