Rhinoplasty is one of the most demanded cosmetic surgeries. However, the objective of this surgical intervention is not merely aesthetic. It also serves to improve the functionality of the nose, allowing better air entry through the nasal passages.
From the aesthetic point of view, nose surgery serves to solve problems such as, for example, nasal deviations; congenital malformations such as cleft palate; correct the bony hump, that is, the bone protruding into the back of the nose; restore deformations or fractures caused by some type of trauma, etc.
In addition to explaining what rhinoplasty or nose surgery is for, we will take advantage of this article to talk about the risks of this type of intervention. One of the issues that generates the most concerns among patients attending the consultation.
Who needs rhinoplasty
People who for aesthetic reasons want to have a touch up on the nose to improve their physical appearance or patients who have suffered some type of trauma and have suffered a break in the area.
Likewise, people who breathe poorly may need a rhinoplasty to correct their functionality, but beware, it is a mistake to think that it is mandatory to modify the aesthetic appearance of the nose to improve respiratory function.
Risks of Nose Surgery
Any type of surgery – aesthetic or not – carries a series of associated risks. The most common are hemorrhages, infections, adverse reactions to anesthesia or hematomas that, in the most extreme cases, must be eliminated in the operating room.
If we talk about the specific risks of rhinoplasty or nose surgery we could list the following:
- Numbness of the area.
- Bruising caused by ruptured blood vessels
- Post-surgery nerve damage
- Need for a second intervention for an unsatisfactory rhinoplasty. That is, due to excess or defect of correction, the expected results have not been obtained in the nose.
In any case, it is very important that before undergoing a rhinoplasty in Valladolid, or any other place, consult with your doctor all doubts, resolve concerns and talk about the risks associated with this intervention.
To minimize the risks of a rhinoplasty it is also very important that special attention is paid to the pre and post operative indications indicated by the surgeons. On some occasions the patient has not followed the doctor’s instructions and the dressing has been removed without prior notice to see the results before (motivated by the illusion of seeing the change), which leads to possible infections and alter the nasal result, since the dressings and bandage are placed to control the initial inflammation and allow the correct internal healing of the nose. If the doctor’s instructions and recommendations are removed or not followed, the final result of the surgery may be altered. It is important a good communication of the doctor with the patient and be patient (never better said) since the final result will be seen one year after surgery.
As you can see, although a rhinoplasty is not without risks, the truth is that it is an operation that should not involve too many complications if the relevant medical recommendations are followed.