Complications after rhinoplasty are uncommon but can occur. These include nasal collapse, poor wound healing, prolonged swelling, septal perforation, or scarring. Numerous things can be done to prevent these complications such as assuring the nose is well supported with grafts, not overthinning the skin, and careful dissection when performing septoplasty. However, despite all this, the wound healing process is out of the rhinoplasty surgeon’s hands and is very patient dependent. This is what makes rhinoplasty such a difficult operation. It is important to seek nose job from a surgeon with significant rhinoplasty experience and one should ask how many rhinoplasties that surgeon performs on average.
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