Rhinoplasty: The Most Demanded Source For Reshaping The Nose

Rhinoplasty: The Most Demanded Source For Reshaping The Nose

What rhinoplasty-related questions should I ask my plastic surgeon?

During your rhinoplasty consultation, use the following checklist as a guide:

Are you an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeon?

You’re a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, right?

Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?

How long have you been studying plastic surgery?

Do you have the necessary hospital privileges to carry out this procedure?
If so, which hospitals are you referring to?

Is the office-based surgical facility accredited, licensed, or Medicare-certified by a nationally or state-recognized accrediting agency?

Is this procedure appropriate for me?

What will be expected of me in order to achieve the best results?

How and where will you carry out my procedure?

What surgical technique is best for me?

How long should I expect my recovery to take, and what kind of assistance will I require?

What are the risks and complications of my procedure?

How are complications dealt with?

What can I expect my nose to look like in the future?

What are my options if I am unhappy with the cosmetic result of my nose surgery?

Do you have before-and-after photos of this procedure I could look at, and what kind of results are reasonable for me?

What are the risks associated with rhinoplasty?

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is highly personal.
You must decide whether the benefits will meet your objectives and whether the risks and potential complications of rhinoplasty are acceptable.

Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will thoroughly explain the risks of surgery.
To ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications, you will be asked to sign consent forms.

The risks of rhinoplasty surgery include:

Anesthesia dangers

Skin sensation modification (numbness or pain)

Breathing difficulties


Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is extremely uncommon.
Additional surgical treatment may be required to repair the septum, but this complication may be irreversible.

Scarring or poor wound healing

Revisional surgery is a possibility.

Swelling and discoloration of the skin

Nasal appearance is unsatisfactory.

These and other risks will be thoroughly discussed prior to your consent.
It is critical that you directly address all of your concerns with your plastic surgeon.

What should I do to prepare for rhinoplasty?

You may be asked to do the following in preparation for rhinoplasty surgery:

Obtain a lab test

Take specific medications or make changes to your current medications

Quit smoking.

Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements should be avoided because they can cause excessive bleeding.

Your plastic surgeon will also discuss the location of your procedure.

Rhinoplasty can be performed in a hospital, an accredited office-based surgical facility, or a licensed ambulatory surgical center.
Make arrangements for someone to drive you to and from surgery, as well as to stay with you for at least the first night after surgery.
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