Rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgeries carried out in the USA. As with any surgery, there is some risk. Every person reacts somewhat differently and it is important that the patient and surgeon work together to ensure a great result and overall good health.
In some cases, rhinoplasty can result in bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, bruising, numbness, nosebleeds, scarring, burst blood vessels, swelling, and nerve damage. On very rare occasions, surgeons have under- or over-corrected and revision surgery is needed.
A good surgeon will talk you through these risks and put your mind at ease after considering your individual needs and health.