Interest in Rhinoplasty and Awareness about its Postoperative Complications Among Female high School Students

Document Type: Original

Authors

1 Shafa Hospital Clinical Research Unit and Assistant Professor, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Shafa Hospital, Kerman Medical University, Kerman, Iran

2 Medical Student, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Shafa Hospital, Kerman Medical University, Kerman, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Introduction:
Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure. Informal statistics show that Iran has one of the highest rates of rhinoplasty in the world. However, rhinoplasty like any other surgery can have complications.
 Materials and Methods:
In this cross-sectional study, 320 female students were selected by multistage cluster-stratified sampling from high schools in Kerman, Iran and each completed a questionnaire.
 Results:
More than half of the students said they would like to undergo rhinoplasty. The main reasons for wanting rhinoplasty were beauty and because it is fashionable. However, more than half of the interested students did not know about the possible postoperative complications of rhinoplasty. There was no relation between interest in having rhinoplasty and parents’ education, city of birth or economic status.
 Conclusion:
Many teenagers are interested in having rhinoplasty in Iran. As the number of teenagers and young adults who choose to have cosmetic surgery increases, surgeons should consider their expectations, motivations and awareness of postoperative complications before surgery.

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