Complications are uncommon following rhinoplasty, but in
rare cases they may occur for a variety of reasons. In the post-operative
period, patients undergoing rhinoplasty may experience bleeding, infection,
asymmetry, chronic swelling, numbness and prolonged tenderness.
of nasal dorsal humps may be associated with unique complications following rhinoplasty.
These include boney irregularities of the nasal dorsum, and rarely a
complication known as an open roof deformity. This occurs when the paired nasal
bones stay separated following take down of the dorsal hump because of
complications can also occur following rhinoplasty and removal of nasal humps.
Once swelling has resolved patients may not be happy with their aesthetic
result. In other cases, over resection of bone and cartilage can result in a
condition known as an internal valve collapse which can result in nasal airway
obstruction. In a small number of cases the hump can return due to calcium
deposits and scar tissue. Rarely excess nasal skin generated by removal of
dorsal humps can sag resulting in nasal deformities.
complications can occur following this type of procedure they can usually be
minimized with appropriate surgical care and good
communication between surgeon and patient.