Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(05): 593-596
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1393699
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Quality of Life in Patients Who Underwent Rhinoplasty

Ramin Zojaji1, Mozhdeh Keshavarzmanesh2, Hamid Reza Arshadi3, Morteza Mazloum Farsi Baf4, Sarvenaz Esmaeilzadeh4
  • 1Department of Otohinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran
  • 2Department of Otohinolaryngology, Mashhad, Iran
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran
  • 4Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran
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Publication Date:
14 November 2014 (online)

Abstract

Despite developments in the therapeutic field of cosmetic surgery, there is a little information about the effects of cosmetic procedures on quality of life (QOL), especially in Iran. Rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgeries. The aim of this study was to evaluate QOL and General Health before and after rhinoplasty. Patients aged 18 to 55 years seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty were included in this study. Demographic information such as age, sex, marital status, and education of patients were recorded. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire were completed by a single investigator for all patients, before and 3 months after rhinoplasty. A total of 50 patients were enrolled in this study. Overall, 78% were women and 22% were men. QOL did not change significantly (p < 0.05) except for its psychological domain, which did not depend on sex, age, marital, and educational status. Also, general health changes after rhinoplasty was not statistically significant (p > 0.05) and it did not depend on age, sex, and marital status. It seems that cosmetic rhinoplasty has no significant effect on general health and QOL except for its psychological health domain.