Nose reshaping is a fairly safe cosmetic surgery when a fully trained plastic surgeon performs it. Nevertheless, all surgical procedures involve some inherent risks. It is essential for patients to recognize these risks so that they can keep an eye on their healing and consult their surgeon in case they notice anything out of the ordinary.
Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides nose reshaping to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations across the horizon.
While nose reshaping cosmetic surgery risks are a rare occurrence, they may include:
- Poor reactions to anesthesia
- Unfavorable aesthetic results, including asymmetry
- Unfavorable scarring
- A perforated septum
- Burst blood vessels
- Challenges in breathing
- Chronic nosebleeds
- Hematoma (blood collecting beneath the skin)
- The possibility of revision rhinoplasty
While these complications are rare, patients can undertake some steps to minimize their risks even more. Firstly, they should select an experienced and well-qualified surgeon, as per the guidelines enlisted above. Choosing an outstanding surgeon, who maintains adequate safety standards, can reduce the chances of infection, perforation, and other issues. An expert surgeon can also offer the patient cosmetically desirable outcomes.
Secondly, patients should follow the surgeon’s guidelines both before and after the surgery. Not only do these guidelines help decrease discomfort, but they also render the recovery process faster and safer.
Lastly, patients should maintain transparent communication with their surgeons throughout the process. They should openly discuss their treatment goals with their surgeon. Furthermore, they should be forthcoming about their health history, medicines, smoking and drinking behaviors and related concerns.
A common side-effect of rhinoplasty is inflammation around the nose and eyes. The inflammation is quite visible in the days right after the procedure but resolves in around 2 weeks. However, it is essential to understand that mild inflammation may remain till up to 6 months after nose surgery. The final outcomes of the procedure are usually apparent in a year.
Scarring Risks after a Nose Reshaping Surgery
Rhinoplasty surgery does cause some scarring. However, most people will be unable to notice the scarring. In a closed rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon places an incision on the inside of the nostrils. The scars will be entirely invisible in this area.
In the less common open nose surgery, the surgeon places one tiny incision in the columella where the skin separates the nostrils. This incision usually heals well and causing only a very fine scar that most people will not see. In both types of nose reshaping surgery, the permanent scarring on the outside will be minimal.
Nose Surgery Risk Profile
The rate of complications in a nose reshaping procedure is proportional to the surgeon’s experience. As per researchers, rhinoplasty involves the following specific rate of risks:
- Excessive bleeding during the surgery occurs in 0.3 to 1% of rhinoplasty procedures.
- Excessive bleeding post-surgery occurs in 2 to 4% of nose jobs.
- Wound infections occur in less than 2% of all rhinoplasty surgeries.
- The rate of toxic shock syndrome after nose surgery is 0.016%.
Dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other towns and cities in this amazing part of the country for nose reshaping surgery.
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