Changes in Canon Cosmetic Standards after Rhinoplasty and Its Association with Patients Satisfaction Level


mohamad motamed shariati 1 , Mostafa Dahmardehei 2 , *

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Siences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Siences, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: motamed shariati M, Dahmardehei M. Changes in Canon Cosmetic Standards after Rhinoplasty and Its Association with Patients Satisfaction Level, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(4):e93478.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (4); e93478
Published Online: July 27, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 11, 2011
Accepted: April 14, 2011


Background: Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries. Although patient satisfaction is still the main prerequisite for success, but this method of determining the outcome of surgery is qualitative. A quantitative method is required to compare the results of rhinoplasty surgery results.

Materials and Methods: In this pilot study, Canon cosmetics standards were measured in 15 patients undergoing rhinoplasty before and after the surgery. The changes in these standards were presented quantitatively. In addition, the patients’ satisfaction from the surgery was examined through questionnaires. Data were analyzed using statistical SPSS-11 software, dependent t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient.

Results: 15 patients were examined in a 6-month period all patients were female and their average age was 23. The results showed that rhinoplasty makes changes in 5 out of 9 standards of Canon. The lowest patient satisfaction score was 17 and the highest was 24. The average satisfaction score was 22/3, score reduction was shown after rhinoplasty in all Canon standards except for standard 7 and 8 (p <0/05). There was no statistically significant relationship between changes in Canon standards before and after rhinoplasty surgery and patient satisfaction.

Conclusion: The results showed that even if Canon standards change after the surgery, patients’ satisfaction depends on other factors rather than the mathematical calculation of changes in face component. In other words, although symmetry is desirable, it is not equivalent to beauty.


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