Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular options for plastic surgery. Although the risk of complications is generally small, it increases dramatically when the work is completed by a surgeon who is not board-certified. By obtaining board certification, surgeons prove their skills and knowledge. This can minimize the risk of complications, ensuring that patients have the best outcomes possible.

Many risks associated with rhinoplasty apply to all surgical procedures. However, rhinoplasty is the most complex of all plastic surgery procedures, making cosmetic errors far more likely than with other surgeries. Furthermore, rhinoplasty surgery isn’t just about achieving an aesthetically pleasing look; there are functional issues to consider, as some cosmetic changes to the nose can alter or even hinder breathing through the nose if performed improperly.

Another common problem of a rhinoplasty surgery when performed incorrectly by an unqualified physician is nerve involvement. It takes precision to operate on the nose without damaging the surrounding nerves. When nerves are damaged, patients may experience numbness and permanent impairment. Other common problems include scarring and poor nose shape. Many people pursue rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of their nose, but surgeons with poor skills may lack the precision necessary to complete the surgery with no lasting scars. These scars can negate any positive outcomes for patients.

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Moreover, too many uncertified surgeons simply fail to complete the procedure accurately. The nose is a very visible part of the body, so any mistakes in the procedure can have a negative impact on your appearance. When the nose is not changed enough, further rhinoplasty may be required. If the nose is corrected too much, patients may need to have their cartilage rebuilt in order to obtain their desired appearance. There is a reason why there are board-certified plastic surgeons who have taken up the task to specialize in revision rhinoplasty surgeries; there are far too many botched rhinoplasties. Don’t let yours be one of them!

These risks can be daunting, but they are not likely to occur with a qualified, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. For an experienced surgeon you can trust for rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, be sure to call Plastic Surgery Associates and schedule a consultation with Dr. Higgins today.