American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Empty Nose Syndrome


I scheduled myself for a rhinoplasty because my nose has been broken multiple times and I really dislike the look of it. The more I read about this ENS, I'm freaked out and don't want my turbinates touched. How do I get in writing and guaranteed my turbinates won't be touched, and can I still get the other things about my nose fixed without turbinate surgery?

Procedure: Rhinoplasty
Location: Scott Depot, WV

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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At your consultation and pre operative visits your surgeon will go over exactly what procedures are being done and obtain your consent. A procedure that you do not consent to cannot be done legally. If you have a discussion with your surgeon regarding all of your concerns, and it is discussed in detail exactly what procedures will be done before hand I do not think you will have anything to worry about.

Rahul Vemula, MD - Plastic Surgery of the Face and Body

Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Diplomate of The American Board of Surgery

Active Member, ASPS

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Unfortunately without an in-person examination of your tissues it is impossible to recommend a particular set of procedures to help you achieve your goals but discuss your concerns with your surgeon so that they can provide reassurance.


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