If a patient has liver disease which is under control and is doing great, can they have a rhinoplasty?

Doctor Answers 7

Yes you can

You would need medical clearance, but there should be no reason you could not have surgery if you are stable and healthy. 


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty

Hello and thank you for your question. If you are cleared for surgery by your medical doctor, then you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Rhinoplasty with stabilized liver diease

Thank you for your question.This is a discussion you should have with your plastic surgeon and medical doctor. If you are stable and obtain medical clearance for surgery from your medical doctor and your plastic surgeon feels comfortable performing the surgery then you be fine having the procedure done. 
Best of luck in your endeavors!
Sincerely,

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Liver disease and rhinoplasty

If your medical physician believes you can safely have anesthesia for rhinoplasty, then odds are that your surgeon will accept to perform it.  Be sure to disclose the problem to all of your physician for your own safety, and be sure you have your medical physician's blessing before surgery.

Rhinoplasty and liver disease

It is possible to undergo cosmetic surgery including a rhinoplasty with liver disease, but it is best to get clearance from your hepatologist before electing to undergo cosmetic surgery under general anesthesia.  For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

Medical Clearance for Surgery

You will need the appropriate medical clearance from your physician who is managing your condition, as well as the appropriate bloodwork.  If clearances are obtained and your labs look good, you will be able to proceed with your surgery.  Good Luck!

Anthony Corrado, DO
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Liver disease and rhinoplasty

I think that if you have liver disease you will need medical clearance to make sure that it is safe to undergo a procedure. Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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