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Possible complications after rhinoplasty, how to prevent them

Rhinoplasty – nose reshaping surgery – is often known as nose job and has been performed for years. Modern techniques for the procedure of rhinoplasty have been developed to produce best possible outcomes while maintaining the safety standards. There are very less chances of any complications or severe side effects but as the surgery is fairly major surgical procedure, risk of some complications is there. If you select an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon for the procedure then there will be very less chances of any complications. Moreover, he will also guide you about coping up with all the difficulties after surgery. Here we will discuss about some possible complications after rhinoplasty and ways to prevent them.

One possible complication associated with nose surgery that is common is poor aesthetic or functional results. This will not occur if your surgeon who performs surgery is experienced and if it occurs, you can undergo nose surgery again to improve the results. Other potential risks are fortunately less common. The surgical complications involve anesthesia complications and excessive bleeding. The complications that you can experience during recovery are as follows.
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Nasal blockage
  • Poor healing
  • Skin necrosis
  • Numbness
  • Excessive pain
You will experience bruising after rhinoplasty if the procedure is for broken nasal bones. Besides normal bruising, swelling and discolored skin is the symptom of hematoma and don’t delay to bring this to your surgeon’s knowledge. Bleeding can be triggered by sneezing or blowing your nose. Nasal packing can be used to control bleeding. Prevention is better than cure but if you think bleeding is severe, you should see your doctor. Infection can be caused after any surgery can also be caused after rhinoplasty. To prevent any infection, you need to take antibiotics and other medications prescribed by your surgeon on time. Temperature is the signal for infection’s onset, so you should monitor your temperature and any changes on your skin. Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery and only surgeon cannot provide with flawless final results, patient should also take proper steps during recovery to prevent complications. Below given are some tips you need to follow.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise
  • Avoid sun exposure to your nose
  • Do not chew, smile, laugh or brush your teeth forcefully
  • Keep your head elevated
  • Do not sneeze or blow your nose
  • Eat healthy food that speeds up the healing
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Take lots of fluids and supplements
  • Do not bend or lift anything that is heavy
In short, rhinoplasty does carry some complications but you can prevent them by following some easy tips.
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