Assessment of functional and aesthetic outcomes in septorhinoplasty

Simsek T., Erdogan M. M., Ozcetinkaya Erdogan S., Kazaz H., TEZCAN E., Seyhan S.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.278, no.4, pp.1089-1097, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 278 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-020-06387-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1089-1097
  • Keywords: DAS-modified 24, GBI, NOSE, ROE, Septorhinoplasty
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose The aim of this study is to review the aesthetic and functional outcomes of septorhinoplasty using questionnaires that have never been collectively used, as well as surgeons' evaluation. Materials and methods Our study was conducted prospectively among 100 patients who underwent septorhinoplasty operation. We evaluated the effects of septorhinoplasty's functional and aesthetic outcomes on patients' emotional status using a combination of NOSE, ROE, DAS-24, and GBI questionnaires as well as surgeons' evaluations. Results Our study did not detect any significant difference between preoperative and postoperative levels of patient satisfaction with regard to age, sex, and surgery type and the number of surgeries. Our study, on the other hand, revealed significantly higher postoperative GBI scores among patients with higher preoperative DAS-24 and NOSE scores. However, we showed no significant difference between the preoperative ROE score and postoperative GBI score Conclusion This study demonstrated that septorhinoplasty can not only significantly alter a nose's functional and aesthetic appearance, but it can also boost patient satisfaction.