Rhinoplasty Risks - What should every patient know before surgery?
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Dhaval M. Patel
Double board certified
Risks after rhinoplasty
Short term risks are rare and relate to the surgery. They include bleeding and infection, anaesthesia risks and deep venous thrombosis with pulmonary embolism. I emphasise although that these problems are all very rare, it is important to be aware of them. Poor scarring is almost unheard of in experienced hands.
The main risks to rhinoplasty are long term. A nose should look good, function well (breathing), and stay that way. The issue is that secondary rhinoplasty (needing another operation) is a risk even in the most experienced hands. As a general rule, the more experienced the surgeon, the less common it is to have problems here. The risk of requiring secondary rhinoplasty varies from as low as 5% in experienced hands, to much higher.
I hope this helps.
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For the most part, nose surgery is risk free.
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