Facial Plastics

Daniel Becker, M.D.

Reducing Prescriptions for Narcotic Pain Medication after Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty
epidemiology – open

200 patients undergoing functional or cosmetic nasal surgeries in the PI’s surgical practice are given a questionnaire to record their pain levels and the number of narcotic pain pills and tylenols taken for 3 days post-op. Half will be asked to complete this questionnaire retrospectively via phone, and half will receive it at their pre-op visit. The type of surgery, patients age, gender, & smoking status will be recorded.

Reducing Prescriptions for Narcotic Pain Medication after Sinus Surgery, Part II
epidemiology – open

A pilot study at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that patients use significantly fewer narcotic pain pills than prescribed after sinus surgery. The pilot study further suggests that identical care can be provided with fewer leftover pain pills. With this background, this project is a MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL STUDY to examine the narcotic prescription pattern at University-based practices across the country.

Oren Friedman,  M.D.

Nasal Septum Cartilage Bank
Clinical Research – open

The purpose of this study is to develop a cartilage tissue analog (CTA) from chondrocytes within hyaline and elastic cartilage within the head and neck. This analog will then function as a high-throughput screening system to better understand the cellular and extracellular mechanisms that occur after head and neck cartilage has been injured. This analog will be further developed as a cartilage autograft material for the reconstruction of complex head and neck defects.

Comparing Rhinoplasty Outcomes: Static vs Dynamic Collapse and Modalities of Repair
Chart Review – open

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between anatomic cause of nasal obstruction, type of repair performed, and outcome achieved. In this multi-site, retrospective, observational study of rhinoplasty interventions performed and the outcomes achieved by rhinoplasty surgeons across the U.S. and Canada, objective and QoL measures of nasal obstruction will be collected from pre-op measurements and data collected from 3 post-op visits in patients who underwent rhinoplasty.

Prospective Evaluation of Therapeutic and Aesthetic Outcomes Following Nasal Surgery
Clinical Research – open

This study examines the relationship between the anatomic causes of nasal obstruction, types of surgical repair performed, and functional and aesthetic outcomes achieved. It also assesses the clinical utility of different methods for diagnosing obstruction and monitoring symptom response to surgery. Severity of nasal obstruction, measurements of aesthetic appearance, and surgical results will be assessed pre-, intra-, and post-operatively via physical measurements, imaging, and questionnaires.