Multiracial Rhinoplasty Workup

Updated: Oct 26, 2018
  • Author: Manoj T Abraham, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Perform routine preoperative laboratory studies as indicated.

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Imaging Studies

As with all facial plastic surgery, preoperative and postoperative photographic documentation is essential.

Computer modeling of projected outcome may help ground patient expectation.

A well-performed history and physical examination obviates the need for radiologic imaging studies (eg, CT, MRI) in patients who do not have other concomitant rhinologic disease (eg, sinusitis).

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Diagnostic Procedures

The following procedures may be useful in selected patients with nasal obstruction:

  • Rhinomanometry provides objective measurement of nasal airway resistance.

  • Acoustic rhinomanometry allows accurate determination of the cross-sectional area of the nasal cavity.

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