Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries certain risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia. There is also a risk of dissatisfaction with the final result and revision surgeries may be required.
Some of the risks associated with rhinoplasty include:
- Haemorrhage: bleeding during or after the surgery.
- Infection: infection can occur at the incision site or within the nasal cavity.
- Anaesthesia complications: adverse reactions to the anaesthesia used during the procedure.
- Scarring: although incisions are typically made inside the nostrils, in rare cases, a small visible scar may be left across the columella.
- Dissatisfaction with the final results: revision surgeries may be required if the individual is not satisfied with the final outcome.