Quality of Life After Rhinoplasty In Adult Population of an Urban Setting
AbstractTo determine the relationship between Rhinoplasty and quality of life (QOL) and its association with gender.
MethodsThis cross-sectional study was carried out on apparently healthy individuals who willingly opted for nose job and gave permissions to be enrolled in the study. Interviews were also conducted with the study participants.
Results  Our study included a total of 62 cases of Rhinoplasty of which 31 were males and 31 were females. All the cases (100%) were satisfied with their sense of smell. Few females (35.4%) as compared to 83.8% males were satisfied with overall attractiveness and symmetry of their nose after Rhinoplasty, 41.9% females applied makeup to improve the appearance of their nose, 74.2% females as compared to 87.1% males were satisfied with breathing during routine tasks and exercise, 29% females complained of irritation and nasal obstruction whereas the 19.4% males had same complaints. Only 3.3% females had complaints of anxiety and depression after Rhinoplasty. A total of 80.6% females and 93.5% males reported an improvement in their QOL after Rhinoplasty.
Conclusion  Striking variations in some factors affecting QOL after rhinoplasty in each gender was reported with the greatest difference being in satisfaction with post rhinoplasty nasal appearance. Satisfaction about the overall attractiveness of nose was much higher in men than in women.
Keywords:Rhinoplasty, Quality of Life, Nasal Irritation, Congestion, Breathing, Nose Appearance.
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