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Aesthetic and Functional Outcomes of Open versus Closed Septorhinoplasty in Deviated Nose Deformity

DOI: 10.4236/ijohns.2012.12002    3,784 Downloads   6,635 Views   Citations

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Background: Over the years, an optimal surgical method for septorhinoplasty in deviated nose as a challenging problem was the one of common interest of plastic surgeon; the purpose of this study is to compare outcomes of open and closed methods of septorhinoplasty in patients with deviated noses. Methods: Through a prospective study, we selected seventy patients with deviated nose. Based on their deviation severity, they underwent open or closed septorhinoplasty. Patients were evaluated for deviation angles of nasal bony and cartilage components, nasal projection, nasolabial angle, nasofacial angle, and nasofrontal angle; for which three standard photos were captured pre and postoperatively. Finally the outcomes were analyzed according to their surgical methods. Results: Closed septorhinoplasty could grant a mean 11 degrees correction to nasal bony component and a mean 8.6 degrees correction to cartilage component. That’s while open septorhinoplasty could bring a mean 19.5 degrees deviation correction to the bony component and a mean 12.5 degrees deviation correction to the cartilage component. Cosmetic angles were not improved significantly after the surgery, maybe because of complicated deformities our series of patients had. Conclusion: Open septorhinoplasty resulted in better cosmetic and functional outcomes than the closed method.

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S. Hosseini, M. Sadeghi, B. Saedi, A. Safavi and G. Hedaiati, "Aesthetic and Functional Outcomes of Open versus Closed Septorhinoplasty in Deviated Nose Deformity," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 7-13. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2012.12002.

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