Rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The nose can be altered in a number of ways to suit the patient’s aesthetic goals. The changes that can be made to the nose depend on what characteristics one is born with, so it is important that you have a thorough, realistic, and informative consultation with Dr. Parson, and that you have an accurate concept of what can be done surgically.
Dr. Parson will take a medical history and do a directed physical examination of your nose and other facial features during your visit. This will involve identifying functional issues as well as cosmetic issues of concern to you. It is important for you to provide us with any history of trauma or surgery that you have had to your nose. You should inform the doctor of any seasonal allergy problems that you have. After examining your nose, inside and outside, Dr. Parson will generally want to discuss your surgical options with you.
Complications of nasal surgery are infrequent and usually minor.
Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection, bleeding, or a reaction to the anesthetic or sedative medications. After surgery, small blood vessels may appear beneath the skin which may require treatment. The surgery is performed either using incisions on the inside of the nose, so no visible scars are present, or under certain circumstances, at the base of the nose, the “open approach”. The “open approach” allows better visualization of certain internal structures of the nose.
Dr. Shaun Parson is an experienced and respected facial plastic surgeon who has treated many rhinoplasties, facelift, and eyelid surgery Phoenix patients. If you have been considering nose surgery or any other facial procedures, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Parson today to learn about all of your treatment options. Call 480-282-8386 today.