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how can i minimize my risk of complications from a revision rhinoplasty? are there things i can do before my revision rhinoplasty to decrease my risk? what about during healing? .

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Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
This : This is a very good question for several reasons. Often these risks (primary versus revision) become nearly equal when you have a provider who specializes in revision procedures - so recruiting a specialist for the surgery is one big component. Additionally, i would recommend that you do not have any fillers injected into the nose to correct any contour defects. Although "filler rhinoplasty" is not a common entity, this is often performed by an individual who does not completely understand the anatomy and there are real risks for vascular injury. Finally, hold on any form of anticoagulants, prescription or holistic, for at least 2 weeks before surgery if possible. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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