The Outcome of Nose Reshaping

During nose surgery, plastic surgeons may reshape the nasal bones, cartilage and soft tissues inside the nose to improve the appearance and functionality when necessary. The final outcome of nose surgery relates to the surgeon’s technical skill and artistic expertise. Sometimes, there are limits to the procedure. For example, intracranial features and skin condition are features of the nose that cannot be altered in nose surgery and may have a role in the outcome of the procedure. Complication risks are very low, but sometimes unavoidable in nose surgery. The patient’s compliance with post operative instructions following the procedure also plays a role in the final outcome of nose surgery.

By exploring some complication risks, people interested in nose surgery can see how their part in nose surgery is an important component in surgical outcomes, including:

Infection: The risk of infection following nose surgery is reduced by taking antibiotics, as directed by a plastic surgeon before and after surgery. The use of nasal sprays when directed by a plastic surgeon reduces the risk of infection.

Anesthesia: The risk of an adverse reaction to anesthesia is reduced by following pre operative instructions to refrain from eating and drinking after midnight on the night before the procedure. The risk of an adverse anesthesia risk is also reduced by disclosing the use of medication, over the counter drugs, vitamins and supplements to the plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist prior to the procedure. Some medications may be required to be ceased in the weeks prior to the procedure.

Abnormal Nose Shape: The risk of an abnormal nose shape is reduced by keeping the head properly elevated following surgery and sleeping with adequate support to avoid moving the cast to one side or the other.

It is true that some complications may result from error in surgery. Though, all in all the risks are very low in nose surgery. Complications can usually be managed through treatment by a plastic surgeon and some complications may require secondary nose surgery. Yet, the rewards from relief of nasal birth defects, trauma, or an unsatisfactory nasal appearance are plentiful for most all nose surgery patients.

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