For patients undergoing rhinoplasty, preoperative mental health does not appear to affect patient satisfaction with functional outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Erika Strazdins, M.D., from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and colleagues conducted a case-control study to examine baseline nasal function and postsurgical functional outcomes for 88 consecutive patients undergoing rhinoplasty. The authors examined the correlation between preoperative mental health and satisfaction with functional outcomes of rhinoplasty assessed preoperatively and at six months postoperatively.

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