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Can having a rhinoplasty prevent any birth defects?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christian Stallworth
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty will change the way an individual's own nose looks and works, but has no impact whatsoever on a person's genes.
Therefore, you can still have a child with the same nasal issues even after your surgery.

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty will change the way an individual's own nose looks and works, but has no impact whatsoever on a person's genes.
Therefore, you can still have a child with the same nasal issues even after your surgery.
Dr. Christian Stallworth
Dr. Christian Stallworth
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty will not prevent birth defects.

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty will not prevent birth defects.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Totally unrelated

Birth defects have both genetic and non- genetic origins.
The incidence of a birth defect is not influenced by any random cosmetic or structural surgery on the body of the parent. Specifically, having the nose altered will not alter the genetic tendencies passed on to a baby for the same type of nose structure.

In brief: Totally unrelated

Birth defects have both genetic and non- genetic origins.
The incidence of a birth defect is not influenced by any random cosmetic or structural surgery on the body of the parent. Specifically, having the nose altered will not alter the genetic tendencies passed on to a baby for the same type of nose structure.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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