Uncertainty and Risk with Rhinoplasty

When rhinoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lesavoy, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Lesavoy’s instructions both before and after surgery.

After nose reshaping plastic surgery, small burst blood vessels may appear as tiny red spots on the skin’s surface; these are usually minor but may be permanent. As for scarring, when rhinoplasty is performed from inside the nose, there is no visible scarring at all; when an “open” technique is used, or when the procedure calls for the narrowing of flared nostrils, the small scars on the base of the nose are usually not visible.

Rarely, in about one case out of ten, a second procedure may be required, to correct a minor deformity for example. These cases are unpredictable and happen even to patients of the most skilled surgeons. The corrective surgery is usually minor.