Endonasal rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that uses incisions made inside the nose to repair or shape it.
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Conditions Treated with Endonasal Rhinoplasty:
Endonasal rhinoplasty may be utilized for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their nose. It can also be used for patients who have a congenital birth defect that affects their nose shape, or have experienced disease or injury that has change the shape of the nose.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to endonasal rhinoplasty. However, a surgical alternative is reconstructive rhinoplasty.
Anesthesia with Endonasal Rhinoplasty:
Endonasal rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia. Sometimes, general anesthesia is used, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Endonasal Rhinoplasty:
Possible risks of endonasal rhinoplasty include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Some patients experience swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and nose asymmetry temporarily following the procedure. Other potential complications include recurrent nosebleeds and unbalanced nasal passages.
Prognosis after Endonasal Rhinoplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following endonasal rhinoplasty is good.
Recovery from Endonasal Rhinoplasty:
Total recovery from endonasal rhinoplasty is a few days. It may take up to two weeks for bruising and swelling to subside.