Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a ‘Nose Job’ is performed to create a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose by altering the size or shape of the nose; the span of the nostrils and/or the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Rhinoplasty surgery is carried out to restore functionality caused by nasal trauma, congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary surgery, which would be then known as revision Rhinoplasty.
Risks & Complications
With all surgical procedures there are risks to consider. Common complaints include bruising, swelling and headaches, which should subside as the nose heals. More uncommon complications can include haematoma, infection, delayed healing or skin necrosis and persistent nose bleeds. Rarely patients can experience a change in the sense of smell (anosmia).
The risks associated to General Anaesthesia must also be considered; these can include respiratory issues and DVT.
Our team of nursing staff monitor the progress of patients for signs of these complications very carefully post operatively, and patients are given contact information should they need medical assistance once discharged from the hospital.