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Can a deviated septum or a nasal collapse be caused through a rhinoplasty operation?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

There are specific techniques which must be followed in order to perform rhinoplasty and minimize the risks of septal deviation or nasal collapse.
These complications are always possible, but they are unlikely in skilled hands.

In brief: Possibly

There are specific techniques which must be followed in order to perform rhinoplasty and minimize the risks of septal deviation or nasal collapse.
These complications are always possible, but they are unlikely in skilled hands.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, a rhinoplasty can cause a deviated nasal septum or nasal collapse.
Yet, in the hands of an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon these complications are extremely rare, if not unheard of!

In brief: Yes

Yes, a rhinoplasty can cause a deviated nasal septum or nasal collapse.
Yet, in the hands of an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon these complications are extremely rare, if not unheard of!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

I understand you are concerned of possible failure of rhinoplasty.
As with any surgical interventions, a chance of failure is not 0. I cannot comment on specific types of failure not knowing the details, but again all surgeries carry some risk of not being successful.

In brief: Possible

I understand you are concerned of possible failure of rhinoplasty.
As with any surgical interventions, a chance of failure is not 0. I cannot comment on specific types of failure not knowing the details, but again all surgeries carry some risk of not being successful.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum can be corrected in the context of rhinoplasty.
Deviation of the septum is not often a sequela of rhinoplasty but overresection of cartilage can lead to nasal valve collapse.

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum can be corrected in the context of rhinoplasty.
Deviation of the septum is not often a sequela of rhinoplasty but overresection of cartilage can lead to nasal valve collapse.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nasal collapse

Septal deviation and nasal valve collapse unfortunately can be iatrogenic (caused by prior surgery) in nature.
That is why it is so important to choose your primary surgeon carefully to minimize this risk.

In brief: Nasal collapse

Septal deviation and nasal valve collapse unfortunately can be iatrogenic (caused by prior surgery) in nature.
That is why it is so important to choose your primary surgeon carefully to minimize this risk.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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