Rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty outcome evaluation

March 1, 2012
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Abstract

Outcome measures are a crucial tool in the analysis and comparison of medical interventions. We review the subjective and objective methods of assessing outcomes of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty. Both form and function of the nose are considered.

Introduction

The primary goals of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty are to restore nasal function by maximizing nasal airflow and to improve cosmetic appearance. Rhinoplasties were performed in India as early as 800 B.C.1,2 A common punishment for criminals at that time was nasal amputation, which led to attempts at reconstruction. Further descriptions were uncommon until 1891, when John O.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 March;91(3):E10