Periorbital Subcutaneous Emphysema in Rhinoplasty.

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Luiz Charles-de-Sá, MD Diogo Faria, MD Bruno Benedetti, MDClaudio Cardoso de Castro, MD José Horácio Aboudib, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 34, Issue 4, 1 May 2014, Pages 516–519

Published: 01 May 2014


In this article, the authors present a case of postrhinoplasty periorbital subcutaneous emphysema in a 35-year-old woman. This is an uncommon and benign rhinoplasty complication that can sometimes result from other pathologies such as barotrauma, hematoma, and allergic reaction. This patient’s symptoms appeared to be a result of postanesthesia agitation. The patient’s symptoms resolved after 1 week.