Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2007;29(2): 71-76.
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Correlation Between Psychological Signs and Postoperative Satisfaction of Rhinaplasty

*Corresponding Author: Email: Dr_F.Kolahi@yahoo.com


Background and Objectives: Rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the nose . Rhinoplasty surgery becomes increasingly popular across all sections of the population . Because , it is initiated by patient , surgeons are required to recognize psychological condition of patient and select appropriate candidas for plastic surgery. Materials and Methods: One hundred fifty one patients requesting a rhinoplasty in the E.N.T Department of emam khomeini Hospital in Tabriz from 1382 to 1384 completed SCL-90-TR(symptom cheklist-90-revised) questionnaire and generally questions. Three to nine months ( average 6 months ) after surgery, patients were called on telephone and asked to rate satisfaction Results: Prevalence of psychological signs in the patients requesting a rhinoplasty result in: 27/8% somatization , 13/9% paranoid , 9/9% aggression , 7/3% phobia , 6% schycotizm, 2/6% obcessive , 1/3% anxiety , 1/3% interpersonal deficiency and 0% depression. Overall 56/2% (85 cases ) patients underwent rhinoplasty , had abnormal signs of psychology. Patients described as paranoid had low satisfaction. There was no significant correlation between the other psychological signs and satisfaction. Satisfaction rate ( over 50% ) was reported 86/8% . Conclusion: The most of patients appeared generally satisfied with outcome of their procedures, although individuals with paranoid signs (13.9%) didnot. Plastic surgery for individual don’t appear psychologically healthy may have a negative outcome, creating problems for both patient and surgeon. So, the surgeon required to recognize patients psychological condition before proceeding.
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Submitted: 16 May 2010
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