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Assessment of satisfaction based on age and gender in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty


The aim of this study was to assess patients’ satisfaction based on gender and age using the Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (ROE) post-rhinoplasty from both functional and aesthetic outcomes. The study design was a prospective observational study. A total of 103 patients who underwent Rhinoplasty were prospectively investigated from January 2011 through December 2013 at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The sample included 61 males (59.2%) and 42 females (40.7%). The overall mean age was (25.2 ± 5.9) years (range 17–48 years). ROE was distributed pre- and post-surgery. The overall difference in satisfaction was significant (p < 0.0001). The mean satisfaction difference of function was increased by 21.5%, raising the satisfaction percentage from 57.1% initially to 78.5% post-surgery (mean −0.215, CI −0.269, −0.161). Satisfaction of shape post-rhinoplasty showed that the mean satisfaction increased by 31.3% (mean −0.313, CI −0.369, −0.256), which changed the satisfaction from a mean of 44.2% before surgery to 75.5% post-rhinoplasty (p = 0.000). There was no significant difference in satisfaction between males and females, nor was there a significant difference in satisfaction among different age groups (p > 0.05). There was a significant overall increase in patients’ satisfaction from functional and aesthetic outcomes post-surgery based on ROE. Our study showed that age and gender did not significantly affect satisfaction. The ROE was a useful tool to implement for assessing the quality-of-life post-rhinoplasty.

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Correspondence to Samiah S. Al-Angari.

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AlHarethy, S., Al-Angari, S.S., Syouri, F. et al. Assessment of satisfaction based on age and gender in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 274, 2809–2812 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-017-4566-z

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  • Satisfaction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • ROE
  • Rhinoplasty outcomes evaluation
  • Quality