Augmentation Rhinoplasty in Plastic Surgery Workup

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Luis Humberto Macias, MD; Chief Editor: Mark S Granick, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Any patients older than 50 years must have an appropriate preoperative anesthesia workup, including ECG, chest radiography, CBC count, basic metabolic panel, coagulation studies, and any other studies deemed necessary by the anesthesiologist.

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Imaging Studies

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  • If any sinus disease is suspected based on findings from the initial workup, a CT scan may be of value.

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Diagnostic Procedures

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  • During the initial consultation for augmentation rhinoplasty, any history of recurrent sinus disease must be sought. If the patient has a history of allergic disorders or sinus disease, appropriate allergy screening may be necessary. In addition, nasal endoscopy may be necessary to evaluate for any sinus disease.

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