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

  • Call Your Doctor

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

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Persistent elevated temperature
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
    • Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given
    • Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
    • Any new symptoms

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

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

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    • To change or improve appearance
    • To improve breathing
    • To correct an injury or birth deformity

    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 or scarring
    • Increased risk of nosebleeds
    • Infection
    • Reaction to anesthetic
    • Puncture of septum or collapse of nose bridge—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