AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.43, no.4, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
Objective: Septorhinoplasty is the most frequently performed aesthetic operation. Many techniques are used in septorhinoplasty, and these techniques can affect patient satisfaction, which is one of the most important parameters showing success in surgery. In this study, we aimed to compare the postoperative satisfaction of patients with and without crushed cartilage onlay grafts.Methods: Patients who underwent septorhinoplasty between 2017 and 2019 were included in the study. A rhinoplasty outcomes evaluation (ROE) questionnaire and a visual analog scale (VAS) were completed before and after surgery. Pre- and postoperative values were compared. The patients were classified into two groups as patients with or without crushed cartilage grafts, and the results were compared.Results: A total of patients were included in our study, 54 of which were female, and 39 were male. Results showed that post-operative ROE and VAS scores were statistically significantly improved (p < 0.05). In the group with crushed cartilage, the 12th month ROE and VAS scores were lower than the group without crushed cartilage (p < 0.05).Conclusion: In the group with crushed cartilage, the satisfaction levels in the 12th month were lower than those of the patients without crushed cartilage.