Rhinoplasty risks and considerations

Rhinoplasty Risks and Complications: Rhinoplasty, like any surgery, carries some degree of risk and it’s important to be fully aware of these risks and take them in to consideration when deciding whether the surgery is going to be for you. It’s also important to think about where you are going to have your surgery and the problems that could occur if you don’t choose a fully-qualified and highly-experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, such as Dr Frati.

Any surgery that requires anaesthesia offers the risk of complications during and after the procedure. A highly-skilled anaesthetist should always be present during the surgery to administer and monitor your anaesthesia throughout, ensuring that your pain-management is controlled at all times. These are specialist doctors who have chosen, after qualifying to undertake postgraduate, specialist training which lasts at least 7 years. Therefore, it’s vital to have this kind of specialist to accompany your surgeon during your rhinoplasty procedure.

Infection can also be a potential issue when any invasive surgery is concerned. The problem of infection can occur if aftercare is not of the highest standard and you’re not following instructions to rest and recuperate adequately. This issue can often happen when patients decide to undergo surgery abroad, as the travelling to and from the surgery, a less-than properly equipped medical centre, substandard aftercare and inexperienced practitioners can heighten the risk of infection. This also goes for poor wound healing as well as the risk of scarring.

Unsatisfactory results can also be a risk of rhinoplasty, again if your surgeon is not experienced enough to perform the treatment and if you decide to travel abroad for a ‘cheaper’ alternative to being seen in the UK with a properly qualified, registered and experienced surgeon. Taking the cheaper option might be attractive in the short-term, to save a few hundred pounds. However, you could end up with a poor appearance to the nose, difficulty breathing, changes in skin sensation such as numbness or pain, skin discolouration and even nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum). All of these outcomes can occur if you have not chosen a surgeon who has all the necessary qualifications and accreditations.

Dr Ricardo Frati qualified as a doctor with honours from the University of Rome and went on the specialise in plastic and cosmetic surgery. After attaining his Clinical Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery with Professor Gasparotti, Dr Frati has gone on to become one of the world’s leading rhinoplasty practitioners.

Trust a renowned surgeon to reduce rhinoplasty risks

From his clinics in London and Manchester, Dr Frati performs thousands of rhinoplasty operations a year in the safest clinical environment you’ll ever experience. With a team of anaesthetists, patient advisors and nurses, Dr Frati offers the very best in patient care, along with beautiful results.

To book a no obligation consultation with Dr Frati, contact our professional clinical team.

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