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What Are The Risks Of Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery?

Dr. Peter Koltz performing plastic surgery.

Risks Of Nose Surgery

Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is useful in reshaping or re-sizing the nose. It may look like a relatively minor procedure, but it needs to be performed by a skilled and well-qualified surgeon since it is a highly intricate procedure. The surgeon’s expertise plays a significant role in ensuring the final results are correctly balanced with other facial features.

During the pre-operative consultation, make sure you ask questions regarding the procedure. You should understand all complications and risks involved in the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz provides rhinoplasty to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio; Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding locations.

Potential Risks and Complications

Rhinoplasty can have a few minor side effects like any other cosmetic surgery. However, these side effects resolve on their own after a few days. It is possible for complications to occur in some cases. This includes:

  • Adverse reaction to drugs used for inducing general or local anesthesiav
  • Bacterial infection during or post-procedure
  • Septum perforations
  • Fluid accumulation below the skin where the incision is made
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Bursting of blood vessels
  • Nasal block because of inflammation
  • Scarring after the surgery
  • Chronic nosebleeds
  • Skin disintegration in the operated area because of an adverse reaction to bandaging and grafting materials
  • Asymmetrical nose shape

Reducing the Risks of Rhinoplasty

In any surgical procedure, there are a few risks that are inherent. However, there is a lot that can be done to reduce them. These are a few steps to consider for lowering your risk of complications during and after a nose reshaping plastic surgery:

Picking the Right Surgeon

You should have your procedure performed by board certified, highly qualified, and experienced plastic surgeons. These surgeons typically adhere to high quality standards. They also adopt the latest safety protocols and best practices for minimizing the surgery risks.

Following Surgeon’s Instructions

You will be provided with instructions from your surgeon about what is allowed and not before and after the surgery. Your nose job will be safe if you follow these instructions diligently. You should expect a shorter and easier recovery time in this case.

Being Open with Information

You should provide your surgeon with enough information about any herbal supplements, vitamins, or medication that you are on. You should honestly share details of your alcohol and smoking habits. These factors can have a significant impact on the probable outcomes and risks. Your surgeon can prepare better by having all relevant information.

Scarring Risk

Rhinoplasty is prone to risks like any other surgical procedure. Scarring may occur within the nostrils if the surgeon performs the surgery using closed rhinoplasty. This will not be noticeable to others. In case of an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will create incisions in a minimally conspicuous manner.

Risk of Unsatisfactory Results

It is possible for patients to feel dissatisfied with the results of rhinoplasty. It is possible to suffer from breathing problems and other functional difficulties in a few rare cases. Revision surgery may be required in such a case. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz receives patients from Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio; Southeastern Michigan, and nearby areas for nose job.

Contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Peter Koltz in Toledo, Ohio

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I searched for years for a surgeon that I could trust after having a terrible experience years ago. I had many consultations with surgeons all over and none compared to Dr. Koltz. He's truly in a league of his own. Dr. Koltz is compassionate, down to earth, professional, and his techniques and state of the art equipment, technology, and products are unmatched. He listens to you and goes above and beyond for his patients to make sure that you're satisfied. The staff is amazing, and everyone is willing to help in any way that they can. You simply can not go wrong having any procedure under the care of Dr. Koltz.


7634 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43617


Phone: (567) 408-7356


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