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Rhinoplasty for African American patients: a retrospective review of 75 cases.
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PMID:  18645089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine satisfaction, change in self-esteem, and maintenance of ethnic characteristics in African American patients after rhinoplasty. Patients African American male (n = 21) and female (n = 54) patients aged 14 through 58 years (mean, 33.8 years) who underwent rhinoplasty.
METHODS: Open structure rhinoplasty, using the 3-tiered approach, was performed on all 75 patients. An anonymous questionnaire addressed postoperative patient satisfaction, maintenance of ethnic characteristics, self-esteem, and nasofacial harmony. The rate of complications was determined by medical record review.
RESULTS: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1, no change; 5, complete change), patients reported a significant degree of preservation of ethnic characteristics (mean, 2.3), high self-esteem (mean, 4.3), and very high satisfaction (mean, 4.6) and facial harmony (mean, 4.3) postoperatively (P < .001 for all). The overall complication rate was 2.7%.
CONCLUSION: In African American patients, 3-tiered open structure rhinoplasty yields high patient satisfaction with a minimal rate of major complications.
Oleh Slupchynskyj; Marzena Gieniusz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1521-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-22     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Aesthetic Facial Surgery Center of New York and New Jersey, 44 E 65th St, Ste 1A, New York, NY 10065, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Middle Aged
Nose / anatomy & histology
Patient Satisfaction
Prostheses and Implants
Self Concept

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