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Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty

Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty


Leadership: Lisa E. Ishii, MD, MHS (Chair), Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS (Assistant Chair), Gregory J. Basura, MD, PhD (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Guideline Development Group: Peter J. Abramson, MD, Scott R. Chaiet, MD, MBA, Kara Davis, MD, Karl Doghramji, MD, Edward H. Farrior, MD, FACS, Sandra A. Finestone, PsyD, Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD, MS, CPE, John G. Park, MD, FCCP, FAASM, Michael Setzen, MD, FACS, FAAP, Deborah Strike, BSN, CORLN, Sandra A. Walsh, BS

The guideline was published as a supplement in the February 2017 issue of Otolaryngology - —Head and Neck Surgery.

The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for clinicians who either perform rhinoplasty or are involved in the care of a rhinoplasty candidate, as well as to optimize patient care, promote effective diagnosis and therapy, and reduce harmful or unnecessary variations in care. The target audience is any clinician or individual, in any setting, involved in the management of these patients. The target patient population is all patients aged 15 years or older. The guideline is intended to focus on knowledge gaps, practice variations, and clinical concerns associated with this surgical procedure; it is not intended to be a comprehensive reference for improving nasal form and function after rhinoplasty. Recommendations in this guideline concerning education and counseling to the patient are also intended to include the caregiver if the patient is less than 18 years of age.

This guideline is endorsed by:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head-Neck Nurse (SOHN)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • The Rhinoplasty Society

Physician Resources

  1. Implications for Otolaryngologists
  2. Patient Questions and Issues

The handouts below are available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, and may be customized with your office information or logo. See instructions on how to customize these handouts.

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