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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-33

The use of photograph editing applications among patients underwent cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery: A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University; Department of Plastic Surgery & Burn Unit, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
4 Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Faisal M Obeid
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_38_22

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Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that might be motivated by the desire to change nose appearance, improve breathing, or both. Social media is considered nowadays one of the major aspects of the internet. It is not deniable that we depend on using social media on a daily basis to enhance our communication and represent ourselves. Recently, the demand on editing applications like Snapchat has increased, and studies have shown the association between developing low self-esteem and the usage of editing applications. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between self-esteem and photograph edits on social media applications in young women who underwent rhinoplasty. A single-centered retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted at Ajmal clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Data were obtained through a self-structured online questionnaire distributed online to patients who underwent rhinoplasty between 2020 and 2021. The study included 205 participants aged above 18 years old with a predominance of female gender (91.2%). Editing was performed frequently by 33.2% of the participants. However, 40.0% of respondents claimed that they rarely edited their photographs before posting online. Factors associated with using Snapchat as the most editing application have been assessed. Snapchat use was significantly associated with age and female gender. The extensive usage of editing applications was significantly associated with most of the demographic data including age, female gender, low to middle income, single relationship status, and employment status.

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