KBB-Forum 2024 , Cilt 23, Sayı 1


Alper TABARU 1, MD Zeliha KAPUSUZ GENCER 1, MD Sahin OGREDEN 1, MD Salih AKYEL 1, MD İskender BAYRAM 1, MD
1Çam ve Sakura Şehir Hastanesi, KBB, İstanbul, Turkey Objective: Society demands competent physicians, and patients do not want to be the object of education, revealing the contradiction between medical service and residential education. Surgical simulators can be introduced to residents and medical students in facial aesthetics before real-life applications. Within the scope of this research, we aimed to elucidate the benefits of simulation Training in botox applications on a 3D-printer model in residency education.

Methods: Otorhinolaryngology assistants and medical faculty students (n=30) who have not previously performed botox applications and received surgical training have participated in this prospective observational research. After oral training on botox applications, the application training was given on the face model obtained using a 3D printer (Ender-4 Pro, Creality, Shenzhen, China). Following this, the participants were requested to perform applications on face models. A survey administered before and after the training evaluated whether the participants' practical competencies had increased.

Results: The residents and medical students evaluated within the scope of the study were asked three questions in the pre-test and seven questions in the post-test, and the distribution of pre-test and post-test questions is denoted in Table 1. When the table was examined, a statistically significant difference was achieved between the pre-test and post-test measurements in the first three questions in the Wilcoxon test. Additionally, there was a statistically significant difference between the pre-test and post-test measurement scores (p <0.05).

Conclusion: Regarding the outcomes of this research, the simulated system can be observed in detail by researchers, thus, the use of detailed observations leverages a better understanding, eliminating previously unseen deficiencies and establishing a more effective physical and operational system. Keywords : Aesthetic surgery, simulation treatment, botox application, synthetic model, 3d printer