A nose job is one of the most common facial plastic surgeries among men and women. It can address many cosmetic concerns with the nose such as unwanted humps or bumps, size of the nostrils, and the projection of the tip. It can also treat breathing problems caused by structural issues like a deviated septum.
Any surgery comes with some risk. Some risks of a rhinoplasty include:
- Unsatisfactory result
- Visible, or unsightly scarring
- Complications associated with anesthesia
- Persistent numbness, pain, or swelling
When Dr. Santos performs a Seattle rhinoplasty, he works to minimize risk as much as possible. While complications are rare following a nose job when performed by a facial expert like Dr. Santos, he takes many precautions before, during, and after surgery to minimize risk of a rhinoplasty.
Among the ways Dr. Santos minimizes risk include:
- Thorough patient screening to identify low risk candidates
- Instructions to discontinue medications that may increase risk of certain complications
- Customized surgical planning to minimize incisions and perform the least invasive surgery possible
- Prescription of antibiotics after surgery
Dr. Santos may also minimize risk in ways that are personalized to each patient. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online