2Whether you want to enhance the appearance of your face, improve the function of your nose, or both, rhinoplasty can offer a number of benefits. However, like all major surgeries, nasal surgery comes with certain risks. By understanding what the side effects and complications could be, you can become well informed about this operation and make the best possible decision for your needs and goals. To help shed light on the endeavor, our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Eugenie Brunner, will detail the risks during your initial consultation. Though rare, complications can occur, and being prepared can help to minimize the possibility of an unwanted outcome.

The truth is the most common unwanted side effect of rhinoplasty is dissatisfaction with the result. Surgeons aren’t mind readers, and you can help to reduce the possibility of this happening by being open and honest about your goals and expectations. You should also choose a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nasal surgery, one who listens attentively and understands what you want. You can also review the rhinoplasty before and after photos on the practice website to see examples of the surgeon’s aesthetic.

Other common side effects are related to the recovery process, such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort. These symptoms are normal, and Dr. Brunner or the surgeon of your choice will provide medication to help manage your pain. Other risks, including septal perforation (a hole in the wall that divides the two nostrils), bleeding, and infection, rarely occur but will need to be addressed as quickly as possible.

Although the risks can sound a little scary, the vast majority of nasal surgeries take place without incident. The most important action for you is to thoroughly research the surgeon and the procedure so that you feel comfortable and confident.

For more information about rhinoplasty risks and benefits, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please contact our office today.

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 years (2009-2019) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

Patients' Choice Award for Favorite Physician

2010, 2011, 2016-2020

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COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at kim@brunnermd.com or melissa@brunnermd.com regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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