Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Abstract

ACCESSIBLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS IN NASAL FUNCTIONALISM FOR PLASTIC SURGEONS

Elaine J. Bastardo Milano

In the preoperative consultation of the plastic surgeon, there are often no accessible or cost-effective tools for conducting nasal functional studies. Objective: To propose a preoperative evaluation system as a diagnostic tool for nasal functionalism in patients undergoing aesthetic rhinoplasty who attended the Dr. Miguel Pérez Carreño Hospital in Caracas, in the period February - October 2018. Methods: Experimental, prospective, longitudinal, observational, descriptive, whose sample was represented by all patients with aesthetic rhinoplasty desires who attended the plastic surgery clinic of the Dr. Miguel Pérez Carreño Hospital - Caracas, in the period from January 2018 to October 2018. Results: the results obtained from the NOSE survey were correlated with each of the items evaluated during the physical examination, demonstrating the validity of the NOSE survey and preoperative physical evaluation in the diagnosis of nasal functionalism. Conclusion: The integral evaluation of preoperative nasal functionalism directly influences the outcome and postoperative evolution of the patient.

Top