A nose job, technically known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that serves to improve a patient’s facial appearance and/or improve respiratory function.
Although rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the field of aesthetic medicine, like any other intervention it has associated risks, although it is true that, over the years, technical and technological advances, Through innovation and new knowledge, both the risks and side effects of nose surgery have been minimized.
However, it is important that as a patient you know, first-hand and before undergoing rhinoplasty, the possible risks of this intervention.
In this article, we will try to clear your doubts about the possible dangers that nose surgery entails and we will emphasize the importance of pre- and, above all, post-operative care so that the results are as expected while minimizing the risks.
Common complications in nose surgery
It is not difficult to guess that anyone who is going to undergo a surgical operation, regardless of its type, runs certain risks. In the case of nose surgeries, if it is performed by a plastic surgeon or a maxillofacial surgeon specialized in rhinoplasties like Dr. Pérez Villar, the risks are greatly minimized.
Therefore, the first thing to keep in mind when undergoing rhinoplasty (whether it is a traditional rhinoplasty, ultrasonic rhinoplasty, preservation rhinoplasty, wide nose rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty due to nasal deviation or trauma, etc…) is the most It is important to ensure that the doctor to whom we are going to entrust our health is an expert, qualified and recommended surgeon. Right now, Google and Doctoralia are two great references where you can easily find reviews about professionals in any field. So, if you are looking for the best rhinoplasty specialist and you don’t know any, do not hesitate to inform yourself, ask about them, visit their social profiles and review patient opinions.
Even so, the success of a surgery does not all depend on the professional, but also on the patient’s health status, their habits, their genetics, the problems that may arise during the intervention… In this sense, the main complications that we encounter Increasingly less common are postoperative infections, heavy bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, nasal asymmetry, difficulty breathing, and slow healing or hypertrophied scars. We want to emphasize, at the risk of being insistent, that, although these risks are possible, the majority of nose surgeries are performed successfully and without serious complications. So you can rest assured.
The importance of a good postoperative period after rhinoplasty
After surgery, the recovery process is essential to ensure satisfactory results and minimize side effects. One of the most important aspects of the postoperative period is to carefully follow the medical instructions provided by the surgeon. These indications may include specific wound care guidelines, medications for pain and inflammation, and restrictions on physical activities.
The maxillofacial surgeon may also provide the patient with instructions on how to clean and care for the operated area to prevent infection. It is crucial to follow medical prescriptions exactly to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, it is very important that the patient attends all scheduled follow-up appointments on the agreed day so that the surgeon can evaluate the progress of recovery.
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