Achieve your Ideal Nose Shape at our Melbourne clinic
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Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is cosmetic surgery to reshape the nose and is a common procedure our cosmetic surgeons offer at our clinic in Melbourne. A nose can be enlarged or reduced in size, the nasal bridge made higher or the nasal hump removed and/or the shape of the tip enhanced.
The transformative power of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery can successfully alter:
Nose size in relation to facial balance. The nose may be reduced or enlarged in size.
Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
Size of the Nose
Nasal Bridge Re-shaping
Changes in the Angle of the Nose
Reshaping of the tip of the nose is another reason that people might consider a rhinoplasty. This procedure can address a number of issues, including a large or bulbous tip, drooping, a hooked appearance, and an upturned nose tip. Surgery can correct these issues, with some of them requiring considerably less recovery time than those that can only be addressed with more invasive procedures. This type of procedure is also known as tip or partial rhinoplasty.
Learn about the types of nose job procedures
There are 2 main options for the procedure, Open Rhinoplasty & Closed Rhinoplasty.
- Open rhinoplasty surgery involves a small incision at the base of the nose (external incision across the columella) to lift the skin, thus allowing direct view in sculpturing, correcting and re-supporting the tissues of the nose.
- Closed Rhinoplasty involves a small hidden incision within the nostrils and most likely a nasal speculum will be used to view the nasal structures within.
Following the surgery the patient is required to wear nasal splint/adhesive tapes over the nose for one week and nostril retainers in some cases, to maintain the position of the new bridge, nasal tip & nostrils and this will also help control the amount of swelling.
Rhinoplasty is sometimes done together with septoplasty, which is surgery of the nasal septum, the wall of cartilage and bone dividing the air passages. After the surgery, a protective plastic splint may be applied to the nose to help maintain its new shape. This is usually worn for one week after surgery.
Hospitalisation is not required, and recovery time ranges from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the degree of reshaping performed.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.