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Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping as it’s commonly referred to, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in today’s world. Whether you suffered a major breakage of your nose, or are simply dissatisfied with its appearance, you’re a candidate for rhinoplasty.

However, before considering the procedure, there are a few things you need to know about nose reshaping, including the risks it presents.

It’s not always done for cosmetic reasons.
A lot of people look at a “nose job” as purely a cosmetic procedure. While it’s true that many rhinoplasty procedures are performed with the goal of achieving better looks in mind, there are other medical reasons to perform it as well. A rhinoplasty may be performed to repair deformities from injury, correct birth defects, and improve breathing issues.

What are the risks?
As with any surgery, you’ll face a few risks when undergoing a nose reshaping surgery. Some of the most common risks, according to the Mayo Clinic, are:

• Recurring nosebleeds
• Difficulty breathing through your nose
• Permanent nose numbness
• Persistent pain, swelling, or discoloration
• Scarring

Whether you’re looking to change your appearance, or need a nose job done for medical reasons, Dr. Natalie Driessen has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the results you desire. Call us today at (760) 773-6616 to schedule a consultation.