Influence of rhinoplasty procedure on self-esteem and self-confidence
Katarzyna Jakubiec, Bogusław Antoszewski
linika Chirurgii Plastycznej, Rekonstrukcyjnej i Estetycznej II Katedry Chirurgii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
Introduction. Currently, more attention is paid to the benefits of surgery in the field of plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty or the operation of the nose improves the physical aspects of the body associated with breathing and can favorably change the appearance of the face.
Aim. Determining the effect of rhinoplasty on self-esteem and self-confidence.
Material and methods. 114 patients were qualified for the clinical trial with post-traumatic nasal disorder from 18 to 66 years of age, including 39 women and 75 men. Patients completed the questionnaire before surgery and during the period of 12-18 months after surgery.
Results. There is a significant difference in the assessment of satisfaction with surgery depending on age - younger people were more likely to assess positively the results of the surgery.
Conclusions. Rhinoplasty has a positive effect on the quality of life in terms of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Key words: posttraumatic nose, rhinoplasty, quality of life