Plain Language Summary: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty

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Objective.This plain language summary serves as an overview in explaining rhinoplasty and to aid patients and clinicians in their discussion of expectations, planning care, and improving surgical outcomes. The summary applies to patients 15 years of age and older and is based on the 2017 “Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty.” The evidence-based guideline includes research to support effective identification and treatment of rhinoplasty candidates. The guideline was developed as a quality improvement opportunity for pre- and postoperative management of rhinoplasty patients by creating clear recommendations to use in medical practice.

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