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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery done on the nose. It is done to reshape the nose.

  • To change or improve appearance
  • To improve breathing
  • To correct an injury or birth deformity
  • A septoplasty can be done at the same time to open blocked nasal passages due to a deviated septum

Deviated Septum
Deviated Septum
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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a rhinoplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

  • Poor healing of the skin
  • Unsatisfactory cosmetic result
  • Increased risk of nosebleeds
  • Infection
  • Reaction to anesthetic
  • Puncture of septum or collapse of nose bridge (relatively rare)

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking
  • Age—recommended age is after teen growth spurts and before middle age
  • Prior nose surgery
  • Prior trauma to the nose
  • Medical problems

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and...