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Rhinoplasty Risks and Safety

Rhinoplasty risks and safety

Anyone who wants to have a rhinoplasty makes a detailed search on both the operation process and the plastic surgeon who performs nose surgeries. It is also important to be aware of rhinoplasty risks and safety. Rhinoplasty risks and safety is among the most frequently asked topics about rhinoplasty. In this article, we will talk about this subject.

Rhinoplasty Risks and Safety?

As with any surgery, there are some risks in rhinoplasty. Such as;

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding and Infection
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • A need for additional surgery
  • Not meeting unrealistic expectations
  • Lack of improvement

Nose surgery risk rate varies according to the person, type of surgery, and many other factors. Preoperative examinations are a good tool to understand those risks and try to eliminate them if it is possible. Some of the factors taken into consideration can be itemized as follows.

Nose surgery is divided into different types. For example, thick-skinned rhinoplasty and thin-skinned rhinoplasty are different from each other in the way of performance. Depending on the scope and type of nose surgery, there are precautions to be taken by both the plastic surgeon and the patient. The right precautions and treatments may help eliminate risky situations. There are two different types of rhinoplasty, mainly closed and open technique rhinoplasty. Which technique to use is decisive in issues such as scar risk after nose surgery. As there is no incision on the tip of the nose, there is no risk of scarring in the nose surgeries performed with a closed technique.

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The risks of nose surgery for an individual under the age of 18 and an individual over the age of 18 differ from each other. Nose surgery for individuals under this age limit brings mental and physical risks together. For those in this age group, nose surgery is only suitable as a result of fractures and trauma. With nose surgery performed in the right age range, the risks of age-induced nose surgery may be eliminated.

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3. Pre-operative Examinations and Tests Aim to Safety

Many examinations are performed by plastic surgeons to reduce the risk of nose surgery before each nose surgery. As a result of the examination and according to the patient’s expectations, the most suitable nose surgery plan can be prepared. Each plan related to nose surgery varies depending on the examination results, expectations, and deformities of the patient. In this respect, the examinations performed before the nose surgery are aimed at removing the risks of rhinoplasty surgery.

4. Patient’s Effort Makes a Difference

In order to reduce the risk of rhinoplasty, there are some responsibilities of the patient as well. Before the nose surgery, a detailed examination is carried out as we mentioned earlier. As a result of the examination, the patient is informed about the issues to be careful both before and after surgery. For example, smoking should be stopped at least 6 months before nose surgery. If it is not terminated, anesthesia risks will be increased and recovery time will be longer. Paying attention to all the details specified by your plastic surgeon will help eliminate the risks of nose surgery.

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As a result, there are certain risks of rhinoplasty. Since rhinoplasty is elective surgery, it should be evaluated carefully. Risks are tried to be eliminated with the efforts of both the plastic surgeon and the patient. If a patient is having risks, not going forward with surgery is doing the right thing. Also, it shows the plastic surgeon cares about the patient and does the right and ethical things.

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Which Diseases Are Inconvenient For Rhinoplasty?

Up to this part of our article, we talked about which conditions may cause a risk for rhinoplasty for individuals without major genetic and permanent diseases, and how these risks can be easily eliminated. Now, we will talk about whether rhinoplasty is a risk for people who have permanent and persistent diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and epilepsy. Here are the answers in the form of questions and answers.


Cardiac diseases do not prevent rhinoplasty. In other words, cardiac patients can receive anesthesia. However, individuals with cardiovascular diseases are managed with different anesthetics. Preoperative and postoperative precautions vary for these patients. Your plastic surgeon will perform the necessary examinations and information for this.


There is no rule that diabetes patients cannot have a rhinoplasty. However, they are more disadvantaged in some ways than people without diabetes. As a matter of fact, wound healing will be longer in people with diabetes. Additionally, they are more prone to infections. For such disadvantages, the plastic surgeon informs the patient and takes the necessary precautions. We recommend diabetic patients to have a nose surgery with a closed technique.


It is not clear when and where epilepsy patients will have attacks. It is not a barrier in terms of surgery or anesthesia. However, an attack may occur due to stress or excitement during the operation and the life risk of the patient may occur. In such cases, we do not recommend any surgery unless it is essential.


Asthma disease is when the airways are hypersensitive to environmental factors. There is swelling in the airways and membrane called the mucous membrane covering the airways. This swelling occasionally blocks the air flow and causes respiratory distress. These periods are called asthma attacks. Since general anesthesia is used in Rhinoplasty, it may also cause an asthma attack due to excitement and stress or for any reason. In this case, a life-threatening risk occurs. These risks are nonignorable risks and we do not recommend elective surgical procedures for asthma patients.

We have come to the end of our blog post about the rhinoplasty risks and safety. Throughout the article, we tried to list in which situations risk factors may occur in rhinoplasty and what should be considered to eliminate these risks. If you want to get information on the subject, we would like to remind you that you can contact us on +90 543 456 36 93.

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4 years ago

Hello Doctor, what are the signs of a broken nose?

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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
4 years ago
Reply to  Joseph

Hello Joseph, thank you for your question. The signs of the broken nose are as follows: bleeding, pain, swelling and bruising, change in the shape of the nose and difficulty in breathing.

4 years ago

I have a hole in my nose and it is getting bigger. Can you treat the hole in my nose?

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
4 years ago
Reply to  Irina

Hello Irina, thank you for your question. Reconstruction of the septal perforation is a challenging procedure which requires extended knowledge and skills. A detailed physical examination is needed to find out the reason and size of the perforation. The hole (perforation) in the nose can be treated by the meticulous surgery using composite grafts.

4 years ago

What foods should one eat after rhinoplasty for a proper recovery process?

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS
4 years ago
Reply to  Abdi

Hello Abdi thank you for a good question. Overall healthy lifestyle and protein rich nutrition in the post operative period of rhinoplasty will have a positive impact on the recovery process.

1 year ago

Is sugery nose dangerous?
What is the process?

TAS Team
TAS Team
1 year ago
Reply to  Marie-Sonise

Thanks for your question. Every surgery is a risk, the main point here is to choose an experienced doctor who can minimize these risks. You can get more information via Whatsapp

1 year ago

Ist eine nasenkorrektur trotz septumperforation möglich?

TAS Team
TAS Team
1 year ago
Reply to  Susanne

Hello, Susanne

Yes it is possible. Get more information via Whatsaap.

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