Rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery performed on patients who wish to enhance the appearance of their nose or to correct a problem with nasal functions such as difficulty in breathing. Whatever your reason, you first need the right nose job surgeon in Washington, DC or anywhere else in the country, for that matter, to ensure you achieve your desired results. Understand that your choice of facial plastic surgeon will affect results. Your safety will also depend on your choice of surgeon.
How safe is a rhinoplasty procedure?
Since rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, there is always risk involved, much like medical surgery. However, the risk of complications from a nose job is rare and miniscule. Perhaps concerns about the safety of a nose job stems from a few common myths regarding rhinoplasty. Here are a few of them…
1. Rhinoplasty will cause breathing problems
Whether the surgery was done for cosmetic or medical purposes, it shouldn’t make it difficult for you to breathe. On the contrary, rhinoplasty has been performed on numerous patients specifically to correct a breathing problem, usually involving a deviated septum.
Difficulty in breathing after surgery may have been the result of the bandage blocking the nasal passage, but this should resolve within a couple of days. If the problem persists, visit your surgeon to have the bandages checked.
2. General anesthesia is risky
General anesthesia is the usual type of anesthesia used for a rhinoplasty procedure since it will put the patient to sleep, which translates to not feeling any pain or discomfort during the entire procedure. The risks involved with anesthesia are usually related to an allergic reaction to components of the medication, and although it happens, it’s uncommon or rare.
3. Rhinoplasty will make me lose my sense of smell
It’s true that rhinoplasty may affect your sense of smell immediately after surgery, but this is only temporary. As your nose begins to heal, your sense of smell will likewise start to go back to normal. Some patients also report losing their sense of taste, but this is usually linked to their loss of smell. It should return to normal as well during the healing process.
Remember that if you lose your sense of smell or taste, or both, after a rhinoplasty surgery, it’s only temporary and shouldn’t be a cause of concern, shares nose job surgeon in Washington, DC Dr. Adam Singleton of Capital Facial Plastic Surgery.
The bottom line is that rhinoplasty is a safe, out-patient procedure. Risks and complications are rare. The key is to find the right facial plastic surgeon for your nasal concern. Understand that not all plastic surgeons are equipped to perform a nose job, primarily because they didn’t undergo proper training, or they lack experience. Therefore, when looking for a nose job surgeon in Washington, DC, make sure to choose one who isn’t only experienced in rhinoplasty but more importantly, someone with a high success and patient satisfaction rate.
Make sure too that the plastic surgeon has an experienced and capable anesthesiologist on his team to ensure your safety and comfort during the procedure.
Consult a nose job surgeon in Washington, DC at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery
Do you have more questions about the safety of rhinoplasty surgery, or the risks involved with this type of cosmetic surgery? Do you have concerns about the appearance of your nose, or you have issues with its functions? Please feel free to call Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a consultation with licensed and experienced nose job surgeon in Washington, DC Dr. Adam E. Singleton, MD.