Rhinoplasty Awareness And Nose Shape Preference Among Saudi Adults In Riyadh City Saudi Arabia | 25690
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Introduction: Rhinoplasty is a reconstructive plastic surgery, usually done due to many different reasons. The prevalence of
rhinoplasty is increasing worldwide especially in the gulf countries.
Problem: In Saudi Arabia it is considered to be the third most common plastic surgery. And we think there is lack of awareness
despite the increasing number and also there is deficiency of date for the prevalence and nose shape preference.
Methods: Cross-sectional study in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sample was selected randomly during October 2014
through self-administered questionnaire. Total number of participants were 545.
Results: 73.4% of participants know about rhinoplasty. Approximately 30% only know the different types of surgical and nonsurgical
options for rhinoplasty. 59.3% don?t know about the complication of rhinoplasty. 70% did not encounter or read any
information about rhinoplasty from books or brochures. 40.7% expect the success rate for rhinoplasty to be between 50%-70%.
29.5% want to do rhinoplasty themselves. 61.1% think that psychological effect could explain the reason behind nose plastic
surgery. More than 90% desire straight nose, narrow nostrils and smaller nose size. 58.7% and 82% want the nose tip to be up
and sharp respectively. The length of the nose was almost disturbed equally between the participants. 61.8% want to have a less
prominent side view of the nose and 86.1% want it straight.
Conclusions: Most of the participants were not aware about different types of surgical and non-surgical option of rhinoplasty
neither the complication of it. Most of them think that the reason behind increasing number of rhinoplasty is social and
Shahad Mohammad Almohannais currently a 5th year medical student in king Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will soon become an intern starting
July 2015. She is genuinely interested in otolaryngology as a future career. Shahad has enrolled in different summer electives for research and clinical training
in otolaryngology department and is very eager to work on future research papers. She participated in various extracurricular activities such as volunteering for
different health and community campaigns.
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