Rossella Elia*, Maruccia Michele, Nacchiero Eleonora, Vestita Michelangelo and Giudice Giuseppe
Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, ItalyFulltext PDF
Background: The aims of this work were to offer an approach to planning an anatomically based sequence to rhinoplasty in the aging patient and to identify predictors of unsatisfactory outcomes.
Methods: Aging patients who had submitted to primary rhinoplasty (>60 yy) between 2014 and 2019 were identified. Patients were asked to fill the Italian Version of FACE-Q rhinoplasty module and the DAS59 questionnaire pre-operatively.
Results: 91 patients with a median age of 63 (IQR: 61/66.5) years were included in the study. Sixtyfour percent of patients reported being very satisfied with the results of surgery. Logistic regression resulted in a model in which being male, single and reporting higher scores in the DAS59 were independently and significantly associated with an unsatisfactory outcome (OR: 3.34 (male); OR:5.6 (single); OR: 1.1 (DAS59 score).
Conclusion: In our series, aging patients’ satisfaction was shown to be correlated to male gender, single status and higher psychological distress.
Elderly; Nose; Rhinoplasty; Nasal valve; Osteotomy
Elia R, Michele M, Eleonora N, Michelangelo V, Giuseppe G. Predictors of Patients’ Satisfaction after Rhinoplasty in the Aging
Nose: Strategies’ for Success. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;4(7):1150..