The Risks and Dangers of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty refers to cosmetic or corrective surgery of the nose. Most people undergo rhinoplasty to alter the way their nose looks or is structured. It is also conducted to repair or restore a person’s nose that may have been disfigured due to an accident or complications from previous surgeries.
However, as is the case with all forms of surgery, there is the potential for risks and side effects. Even the most successful rhinoplastic operations may lead to some complications. Here is a look at some of the risks and side effects of rhinoplasy.
Risks Faced When Undergoing Rhinoplasty
The risks may be divided into two main categories: risks faced when undergoing any type of surgery and the risks faced when getting nose surgery specifically.
General Risks of Surgery:
Risks Specific to Rhinoplasty:
Important Risks to Take Note Of
Perforations in the septum are very crucial to notify and follow-up on for treatment. A hole in the septum or dividing wall of the nostrils can and will lead to the nose eventually collapsing, leading to further disfigurement.
Swelling is also not to be taken lightly because it may cause difficulty breathing.
Side Effects of Rhinoplasty
Besides the potential risks that could threaten a patient’s life when undergoing nose surgery, there are also several short-term side effects that may alter a person’s comfort afterwards. Here is a look at the more common side effects:
There is also a level of scarring. Most rhinoplasty operations involve incisions on the inside so the very fine, barely noticeable scars are well hidden. External incisions are quite rare but even those are not easy to spot.
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