Facial plast Surg 2011; 27(2): 160-166
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1271296
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Perioperative Settings in Rhinoplasty

Petros Socrates Economou1 , Charles Anthony East2
  • 1Division of Rhinology–Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 2Division of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London Clinic, London, United Kingdom
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Publication Date:
14 March 2011 (online)


Rhinoplasty is a demanding procedure surrounded by a sequence of events. This array of events is set to be functional in a specific environment, generally acknowledged as settings. The perioperative settings in rhinoplasty constitute the core of a medical unit. They are the working tools in a surgeon's practice, providing support and safety to the patients. The purpose of this article is to identify the updated preoperative and postoperative settings in rhinoplasty, pointing out their role in the perioperative care of the patient.