To evaluate the contribution to patient satisfaction of the newly reshaped topographic anatomy of the nose, demographic, and functional results in the postoperative period of septorhinoplasty surgery.
A total of 370 patients applied with open and closed septorhinoplasty techniques for various reasons were grouped according to the postoperative Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) Scale results; Group 1 (open rhinoplasty satisfied group, ROE ≥12 points, n:194), Group 2 (open rhinoplasty dissatisfied group, ROE <12 points, n:23), Group 3 (closed rhinoplasty satisfied group, ROE ≥12 points, n:137), Group 4 (closed rhinoplasty dissatisfied group, ROE <12 points, n:16). The groups were evaluated in respect of the effect on patient satisfaction of functional and demographic variables and satisfaction with the topographic outcome of the nose.
The effect of the topographic surgical results was evaluated on patient satisfaction. A correlation was determined between nasal topographic satisfaction and patient satisfaction (r:0.228, P = 0.009). In the subgroup analyses, the only factor among the topographic factors which had an effect on satisfaction was the nasal tip (r:0.187, P = 0.024). Although 30.7% (n:39) of patients dissatisfied with the surgery reported that they were not satisfied with the nasal base results, no correlation was determined between nasal base and satisfaction (r:0.091, P = 0.463). The strongest correlations of patient satisfaction were determined to be with subjective (NOSE score [r:0.530, P < 0.001]) and objective (high nasal resistance levels [r:0.579, P < 0.001]) functional results.
The 2 basic components of postoperative satisfaction with SRP surgery were shown to be functional healing and cosmetic outcomes. Of the surgical topographic results, nasal tip and nasal base were the parts determined to require the most attention.