Facial Plastics & Cosmetic Surgery

Oren Friedman, MD

Prospective Evaluation of Therapeutic and Aesthetic Outcomes Following Nasal Surgery

This study will look at different methods for diagnosing and measuring nasal structure, nasal and facial aesthetics (attractiveness), nasal blockages and measuring improvement from surgery. We will use measurements, imaging, surface molds, and questionnaires to figure out
how severe nasal obstructions are before, during, and after surgery. This study also looks at how often surgeons use different surgical methods, their reasons for choosing those methods, and the results of each method. It will also study the usefulness and patient satisfaction of 3D imaging in nasal surgery. If you decide to join the study, you will let the researchers collect information from your medical record.

Subject Population:Adults who are planning to have nose surgery

Duration of Subject Participation: Through your normal pre-operative and post-operative follow up

Contact: Dr. Oren Friedman (215) 829-5180

Characterizing the Empty Nose Syndrome Patient Population: A Retrospective Case Series

This research study is being done to learn more about Empty Nose Syndrome and people who have it. People with this condition have things like a stuffy nose, trouble breathing through the nose, crusting of the nose, face pain, and trouble smelling things. If you decide to join the study, you will answer a brief telephone survey about your symptoms.

Subject Population: Adults who have Empty Nose Syndrome

Duration of Subject Participation: About 5 minutes

Contact: Dr. Oren Friedman (215) 829-5180

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 tylenol 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.