Video-assisted Rhino-Septoplasty Technique Shows Validity: Study


A new study suggests a video-guided rhino-septoplasty technique showed promise compared with more traditional techniques.

"Conservative techniques have been developed in the field of rhinoplasty, focusing on limited tissue resection while emphasizing the reshaping of nasal structural elements," the authors wrote. "We aimed to prospectively evaluate aesthetic and functional outcomes following Video-Assisted Rhino-Septoplasty (VARS) using validated tools."

The researchers assessed patient self-reported outcomes before and at 6-months post-surgery, using FACE-Q Rhinoplasty modules (FQRM) Satisfaction with Nose and Nostrils. They also used functional evaluations with NOSE scores and T-tests for significance of change in scores before and after surgery. 

According to the study results, all patients had associated septoplasties; 32 patients had turbinate reductions. The authors reported mean FQRM Nose scores of 28.1 ± 16.3 (before surgery) vs. 83.4 ± 17.2/100 (after surgery). Mean FQRM Nostrils scores were 61.5 ± 28.6 before vs. 85 ± 21/100 after. They also reported mean NOSE scores were 49.5 ± 36.3 before vs. 14.8 ± 16.6/100 after surgery (P<0.001 for all differences). There was no correlation between FQRM Nose and NOSE scores following surgery (P=0.28).

"Our study showed that VARS is an effective technique, yielding high patient satisfaction in both aesthetic and functional outcomes," they concluded. 

Source: Radulesco T, et al. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2024. Doi:10.1007/s00266-024-04146-3

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