Category: Nose Job

Risks Or Possible Complications Of A Nose Job

There are many external and internal factors that cause, or not, some complications after rhinoplasty and the patient’s pre and post-operative care.

That said, it is extremely important that as a patient your comment to the surgeon all the relevant data on your health status, previous history of diseases and surgeries and/or if you have taken medications two months prior or recently since there are medications that greatly complicate the surgery success and recovery. It is important that you do not omit anything about this aspect because even vitamins or supplements infer in this process.

On the other hand, post-operative care plays an important role in the recovery and success of the operation, because there are recommendations such as respecting the days of rest, not exercising, taking care of the sun, attending check-ups with the surgeon and performing cures with your treating surgeon, among others, which must be fully complied with.

Some risks are:

  • Infection.
  • Bleeding
  • Need for reoperation.
  • Reactions to anesthesia.
  • Discoloration changes in the skin of the nose
  • Bone or cartilaginous residues.
  • Inflammation out of the ordinary, which can modify the final result.
  • Disagreement with the results. So it is important that your surgeon speaks to you honestly during the preoperative evaluation.
  • Is rhinoplasty painful?
  • The pain threshold differs in each patient, so the pain is perceived differently in each human being. On the scale of 1 to 10 pain, rhinoplasty is considered between a 4-5. Normally a rhinoplasty is accompanied by the occasional bruise or bruise from the procedure, but it is normal.
  • From what age can I have a rhinoplasty?
  • Rhinoplasties in patients with a history of cleft lip and palate are performed at 15-16 years. Rhinoplasties without these antecedents are evaluated according to the functional and aesthetic needs of each patient, as long as they have the company of a legal representative.
  • What is the best rhinoplasty technique?
  • There are many techniques; it all depends on the anatomy and surgical history of each patient. 
  •  What is an ultrasonic rhinoplasty?
  • Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a procedure that replaces the traditional rasp, hammer, and chisel with an innovative ultrasound machine. With this device, you can file, fracture, and lower bumps on the nasal bone without causing as much trauma to the tissues, making a recovery much quicker and painless.

IMPORTANT: recovery times and complications are subject to change depending on each patient.

Different Types Of Nose Jobs

Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic operation that consists of improving the shape of the nose. But this cosmetic nose surgery can be combined with other procedures according to the functional needs of each patient, among which we name below:

septoplasty (nasal septum) or corrective surgery of the deviated septum, aims to straighten the nasal septum, thus improving respiratory problems and aesthetic deformities.

Similarly, rhinoplasty is a surgical technique that also serves to improve breathing. It is completely safe when performed by the right  rhinoplasty expert in south Florida. However,  unlike septoplasty, rhinoplasty focuses on surgery for nasal turbinates’, especially the lower turbinate, reducing the size of these.

Procedure: How rhinoplasty is performed

It all depends on the type of rhinoplasty to be performed, that is if it is open or closed. As for anesthesia, it can be local or general.

A rhinoplasty, depending on the technique to be used, lasts between 1 and 2 hours.

Next, we will explain the two types of rhinoplasty techniques that exist.

Open rhinoplasty

Open nose surgery is performed according to the needs of each patient, according to their anatomical nasal structure and according to the preference of the surgeon. The incision of the open rhinoplasty is made in the column, that is, the fold that joins the two nostrils; in addition, this technique allows a better visualization during the operation.

Closed rhinoplasty

On the other hand, in closed rhinoplasty, an external incision is not made but is accessed through the nostrils towards the inner central part of the nose, so there is no visible external scar.


In short, if you are looking for a place to have a rhinoplasty or nose surgery, always remember to look for specialists who are members of the Society of Plastic Surgery, so you can be sure that you are in good hands, take the least risk and be most satisfied possible.…