Can rhinoplasty be dangerous?
Being totally honest, ANY surgery can be dangerous. Anesthesia is also dangerous. Anesthesia and sedation risks include: abnormal heart rhythm brain damage nerve damage stroke blood clots and blood loss air way Dangers from rhinoplasty include: burst blood vessels, which could cause permanent red spots scarring (if “open” work is done infection distorted results A rhinoplasy involves packing…the dangers of packing: 1) Choking on the packing as it goes down the throat. 2) Toxic Shock Syndrome. 3) Pressure ischemia. 4) Overpacking of one side leading to asymmetrical splinting.