The risks of rhinoplasty as detailed by Dr. Jay Calvert.
The risks of rhinoplasty are certainly acceptable, but need to be understood by the patient. In order to understand the risks, a clear discussion should be had by the patient and the plastic surgeon. There are the main risks of surgery such as bleeding, infection, unfavorable scarring, and the risks of anesthesia. And then there are the risks specific to rhinoplasty. These risks include nasal airway obstruction, crooked nose, nostril asymmetry, over reduction of the nose, under reduction of the nose, unfavorable aesthetic result, and others. There are also risks of donor site problems. These include ear cartilage, deep temporalis fascia, or rib cartilage. These sites can all have issues just as any other operation.
Detailing the risks of Rhinoplasty
The patient will be given consent forms to review and have a discussion with Dr. Jay Calvert and his staff. It is essential that the patient understand the risks, benefits, potential complications, and prognosis of their situation so they can truly be informed. By signing the consent form, the patient is indicating that they have an understanding of the risks. At no time should the patient go ahead with surgery if they are not comfortable with their understanding of the procedure.