What are the risks in cosmetic nose surgery?

One of the most serious risks in nose surgery is bleeding, and this risk may be very high sometimes. Especially if non-cosmetic procedures will be carried out inside the nose - and they
should be, if necessary- the probability of undesired bleeding increases. This is especially high in conchae resections. The nose is an organ that contains medium-sized blood vessels. But
this bleeding usually doesn't reach dangerous dimensions, and can be stopped with simple tampons.
Stickiness called 'synechia' may develop inside the nose after surgery, and these may make breathing harder than before surgery. This can usually be easily treated, but may also require a
secondary surgery. Very rarely, a hole may occur in the structure called 'septum' that constitutes the middle of the nose. This usually is not a problem, but may rarely cause breathing
sounds. It is difficult to treat and requires secondary surgery.
Infections are virtually non-existent in the nose. This organ is well-blooded, and is very resistant against infections. Your place in medical literature will be guaranteed if you develop an
infection after this surgery.
However, nobody will be surprised if you have aesthetic problems or deformities, or don't like the shape of your nose after this surgery. Thus, the most common complication of this operation
is aesthetics. Aesthetic complications include conditions such as nose ridge collapse, open roof (gap between nose ridge bones), crooked nose, asymmetry, and difficulty breathing due to
malfunctioning nasal valve.
Of course, these complications are virtually impossible in experienced, capable hands that don't use patients for trials. The most important surgery, as in all surgical interventions, is the first one. Fixing improper interventions becomes harder in each secondary intervention.


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