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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Laboratory Studies

Perform routine preoperative laboratory studies as indicated.


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).


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.