January 10, 2013

Minor Twisting of the Nose After Surgery

Angie Buonassisi
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Cosmetic Complications: Minor Twisting of the NoseMinor twisting of the nose in the post operative period is a possible cosmetic complication of rhinoplasty. Less than 5% of patients will experience this and it may or may not be noticeable to them.Why it happens and to whomThis risk of a minor twist applies mainly to patients who require a substantial degree of tip rotation.Can your surgeon control twisting of the nose?Experienced rhinoplasty surgeons can often predict if a patient is at risk for minor twisting and can plan for this with the techniques that they choose. For example in a patient with a crooked nasal septum a columeller strut might be chosen to support the tip rather than suturing the tip to the septum, Even with the best chosen techniqes some degree of twisting can occur as part of the unpredictable helaing process.Other possible minor cosmetic complications:

  • recurrence of a hump
  • slight descent of nasal tip position
  • minor visible irregularities
  • under or over correction

Should you expect a cosmetic complication after surgery?Happy patients are those who have had a thorough rhinoplasty assessment with a rhinoplasty specialist, including a discusion of the possible cosmetic complications that might apply to them. Find out about consultation options, or call today to speak to a knowledgeable patient care expert. We are here to help!

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