The Importance of Multiple, Different Rhinoplasty Consultations in Patient Selection
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We aimed to investigate the relationship between the number of visits to different physicians and postoperative satisfaction in patients undergoing primary septorhinoplasty by using the ROE survey.
Patients for whom we performed septorhinoplasty in the last 3 years were examined. Patients who visited 3 different physicians (including us) before the surgery were allocated to group 1. Patients who visited ≥ 4 physicians comprised group 2. We randomized 50 patients in each group. Rhinoplasty outcome evaluation (ROE) was performed twice for the preoperative evaluation and to determine the satisfaction in postoperative 6th month.
Preoperative and postoperative ROE values were significantly lower in group 2 (p < 0.001). ROE values after surgery were 82% in group 1 and 68.92% in group 2.
We think that it is more appropriate for patients who visit many surgeons to be evaluated more carefully and to be psychologically examined.
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KeywordRhinoplasty Rhinoplasty outcome evaluation Visit Selecting patients
We would like to thank Asena Ayça Özdemir for her valuable help in the statistical analyses.
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments comparable ethical standards. The study was approved by the institutional ethics committee. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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