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The Effect of Steri-Strip Dressing on Patients’ Satisfaction and Reduction of Ecchymosis in Lower Eyelid, Malar and Cheek Following Rhinoplasty
Mohammad Reza Farahvash , Ghasemali Khorasani , Yadallah Mahdiani , Ahmad Reza Taheri
Department of Plastic Surgery at Imam Khomeyni and Pars Hospitals.tehran university of medical sciences, Tehran.IRAN.
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BACKGROUND

Early postoperative edema and ecchymosis are the most common factors to complicate initial patient perceptions about rhinoplasty. The current study was conducted to determine the effects of longer steri-strip tape on patient cheek in terms of ecchymosis control and reduction.

METHODS

Through a randomized controlled clinical trial, 70 patients who underwent rhinoplasty were randomly enrolled. One side of the patients’ face was randomly selected for different experience of dressing while the main intervention was different length of tape and steri-strip dressing. In one group, the right side and in the rest, the left side of face was applied with steri-stip tape over lower lid and from nose to lateral cheek and malar area at one side to the other side.

RESULTS

The mean area of ecchymosis after rhinoplasty through our trial was 1.55 mm and 2.31 mm, respectively in sides with and without steri-strip which differed significantly. When patients’ age and sex were taken into account, the distribution of ecchymosis had no significant difference in this regard.

CONCLUSION

The present study showed significant reduction in the area of post-rhinoplasty ecchymosis in lower lid, malar and cheek soft tissues as well as the obvious increase in satisfaction rate among intervention side of face in comparison to the control side. But longer steri-strip tape failed to control sub conjunctival bleeding or decrease it.

Keywords: Rhinoplasty, Ecchymosis, Steri-strip, Subconjunctival bleeding, Satisfaction
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/18 | Accepted: 2015/11/10 | Published: 2015/11/10
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Farahvash M R, Khorasani G, Mahdiani Y, Taheri A R. The Effect of Steri-Strip Dressing on Patients’ Satisfaction and Reduction of Ecchymosis in Lower Eyelid, Malar and Cheek Following Rhinoplasty. wjps. 2016; 5 (1) :51-57
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