A retrospective analysis of the results of 218 consecutive rhinoplasties

Peter Dziewulski, D. Dujon, P. Spyriounis, R. W. Griffiths, J. D. Shaw

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Abstract

In a 7-year period, 218 consecutive rhinoplasties were performed within a joint rhinoplasty service comprising a plastic surgeon and an otorhinolaryngologist. Retrospective analysis of these procedures revealed a minor surgical complication rate of 5%, no major complications and requests for revisional surgery in 10% of patients after primary rhinoplasty by the service. However when patients had not had their first operation by our joint service, the revisional operation rate after our first operation was 19%. These results are discussed in relation to other published series. The data generated should enable more precise preoperative patient counselling and act as a useful baseline for subsequent audit of performance. Specifically, patients should know that after rhinoplasty 1 in 10 patients may request revisional surgery. All trainers and trainees should be aware of such data on their own patients in order that standards be set and enhanced with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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