Whilst rhinoplasty is one of the more common procedures performed by facial and general plastic surgeons, it is associated with a wide range of complications. Complications increase with the complexity of the surgery and in particular when there are both functional and aesthetic indications for the procedure. This review discusses the most common complications which are presented in an extensive table. The table also looks at the risk factors for each complication, how to reduce the risks and how to treat the specific complications. Whilst this review will not be detailed enough for the rhinoplasty specialist it provides a good overview for the general facial plastic surgeon, and provides a well structured list of papers for further reading.