EXPERT Q&A

Q: I am planning for rhinoplasty, cheek implant, otoplasty and temple augmentation. Will I have to wait for recovery period between every two procedures or can all the procedures can be combined and done in one sitting?

What our experts say:

I believe that all of those procedures can be safely done in a single setting. Traditionally, rhinoplasty is considered what we call a “clean contaminated” procedure. This means that the area is sterilized before surgery, but it is traditionally contaminated with bacteria. In other words, rhinoplasty/nasal surgery is airway surgery, and the air we breathe is not sterile. When I approach these cases, I normally undertake the clean procedures first (otoplasty, temple augmentation), and then proceed with cheek augmentation via an oral approach, followed finally by rhinoplasty.

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