PHILADELPHIA-It’s a moment that rhinoplasty surgeons dread: They’ve performed a surgery, the operation is over, then they realize that something has gone wrong. To fix it, there will have to be another surgery.
Explore this issue:June 2009
Experts in the field, gathered at Rhinology World 2009 here, discussed ways to try to avoid complications in rhinoplasty, offering tales of caution as well as guidance on how to handle those delicate times when they have to break bad news to a patient.
If you do enough surgery, you will get complications, there’s no question about it, said Eugene Kern, MD, Professor Emeritus at Mayo Clinic, who has performed rhinoplasty for more than 40 years. Complications occur. They occur in the most sophisticated hands, and they occur in beginners, and they will occur throughout your entire career.| | | Next → | Single Page