Title: High patient satisfaction after secondary rhinoplasty in cleft lip patients
Authors: Hens, Greet
Picavet, Valerie
Vander Poorten, Vincent
Schoenaers, Joseph
Jorissen, Mark
Hellings, Peter # ×
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Series Title: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology vol:1 issue:3 pages:167-172
Abstract: Objectives: We surveyed the subjective outcome of secondary
rhinoplasty in cleft lip patients.

Methods: Questionnaires were sent to 38 patients who had
undergone a secondary rhinoplasty. A total of 30 questionnaires were returned and analyzed. Patients were asked to score their preoperative and postoperative nasal function and form. The validated Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) questionnaire was supplemented with questions on the subjective burden of the procedure and general satisfaction.
In parallel, the objective aesthetic outcome was
judged by 2 surgeons using preoperative and postoperative
Results: There was a significant subjective improvement in
ROE scores (from 39.3 ± 3.1 to 73.1 ± 2.0, p < 0.001), and
in specific scores for nasal aesthetical appearance (from
3.6 ± 0.3 to 7.9 ± 0.2, p < 0.0001) and breathing capacity
(from4.9 ± 0.4 to 6.8 ± 0.3, p<0.01). Subjective improvement
in nasal aesthetics was generally evaluated to be better
than improvement in nasal breathing. In retrospect, all
patients would undergo the procedure again. Patient satisfaction did not correlate with the surgeon’s appreciation of the aesthetic outcome of the rhinoplasty.
Conclusion: Patient satisfaction aer secondary rhinoplasty
in cleft lip patients is high and comparable to that of
non–cleft lip rhinoplasty patients.
ISSN: 2042-6976
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
Stomatology & Maxillofacial Surgery Section
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Head and Neck Oncology (+)
Department of Neurosciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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