Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world for both men and women. Due to the proximity to important structures such as the eyes, facial nerves, and arteries, some patients are apprehensive about the procedure and are curious about its safety. This leads to questions such as “Are nose jobs safe?”
Nose jobs are largely safe. While all surgeries come with some risks, rhinoplasties are well understood and use refined techniques. The overall risks of rhinoplasty are small and major complications rarely occur. Along with this, Dr. Allegra will evaluate your personal risk before surgery. This allows him to cater the procedure to you for a safer procedure.
As far as the risks of a nose job, most include the general surgical risks including:
- Complications associated with general anesthesia
- Unsatisfactory results
- Numbness or pain
- Skin discoloration
- Thick or visible scarring
The main risk specifically associated with rhinoplasty is septum perforation. This is exceptionally rare when visiting a qualified and experienced provider. Certified as a facial plastic surgeon and an otolaryngologist, Dr. Allegra is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Bellevue and Kirkland.