Rhinoplasty (nose job) performed on the Gold Coast by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Let’s face it, if you have never really been happy with the shape or size of your nose, you’re not alone. Many men and women avoid having photographs taken because they are unhappy with the shape of their nose. Despite reassurances from well-meaning friends and family who tell us we have nothing to worry about, the nose is a prominent feature. This means that if you’re unhappy with its appearance, no one can convince you otherwise. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we have the privilege of personally witnessing the difference rhinoplasty (aka nose job) can make to a person’s appearance.
What to expect from a nose job
Rhinoplasty can straighten a nose, change its shape and improve breathing difficulties. This procedure can attract Medicare and health insurance rebates if certain criteria are met. If the procedure is performed to correct the impact of an injury to treat breathing difficulties, there’s a good chance that some of the costs will be covered.
Undergoing rhinoplasty will leave you with long-term results that look natural and suit your face.
The rhinoplasty procedure
During your consultation, Dr Doyle uses digital imagery to give you a personal preview of the difference your new nose could make to your appearance.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia and normally takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Dr Doyle can perform closed or open rhinoplasty depending on your requirements. To perform a closed procedure, the incisions are made inside the nose. This technique is most commonly used to correct nasal cartilage and the septum. To perform open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the small area of skin that separates the nostrils. Once the skin is lifted away from the nasal bone, it gives Dr Doyle better access to the underlying structures. Open rhinoplasty is used in more complex rhinoplasty cases.
Once the desired changes have been made, the skin is re-draped and the incisions are closed. This is a day procedure and you will have a splint on your nose that will need to be removed by our nurses at 5-7 days post-operation. You will also need someone to drive you home once you’ve been discharged.
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Rhinoplasty Before and Afters
Rhinoplasty Before and Afters
Is Rhinoplasty right for you?
Surgery should never be undertaken lightly. While getting a nose job for medical reasons is—usually—an easy decision, doing it for cosmetic reasons is something which should be given careful thought.
Even though revision surgery is possible, this is the sort of procedure you want to be 100% confident is the right thing for you. You should never have cosmetic surgery to please someone else—this is arguably the worst reason to have surgery.
If you feel—for whatever reason—that rhinoplasty is going to improve the shape of your nose and you’re happy with the change, then we recommend you book a consultation with Dr Doyle at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery today.
How much does a nose job cost in the Gold Coast?
There is no way to determine how much rhinoplasty will cost without a consultation. During your consultation, your specific goals and concerns will need to be discussed. Once Dr Doyle has decided on a tailored surgical approach, anaesthetist, surgeon and hospital fees will also be factored into the final cost. Depending on your reasons for wanting a nose job, Dr Doyle can also advise you on the steps to take to apply for a Medicare rebate.
What will happen during my rhinoplasty recovery?
After rhinoplasty, patients can expect swelling, bruising and discomfort for a few weeks. Patients can expect to spend 10 days to two weeks at home before returning to work. It can take up to six weeks for the nasal bones to fully settle and recover. Throughout the next year, your nose will go through gradual changes before your final results will be visible. Patience is required during rhinoplasty recovery and any activities that could harm your nose should be avoided for at least two months. Dr Doyle will provide you with specific aftercare instructions after surgery that should be carefully followed. Since rhinoplasty incisions are either hidden or very small, scarring is no cause for concern.
What should I do to prepare for my nose job?
Dr Doyle will take you through everything you need to know about preparing for your nose job during your consultation. If you are a smoker, it’s highly recommended that you quit for at least two weeks before and after your surgery. Smoking affects blood vessels and flow, which means it could slow down your healing. There are also specific medications and supplements that can cause excess bruising and bleeding that need to be avoided. Other preparations include arranging for someone to fetch and assist you after surgery. Preparing a comfortable recovery area and filling your prescriptions ahead of time is also advisable.
Will revision surgery be necessary?
Revision rhinoplasty is only necessary if you’re really unhappy with your results or your nose us damaged after surgery. A consultation is there to ensure Dr Doyle understands exactly what you want to achieve. He will also use this time to make recommendations based on your face shape and ensure you have realistic expectations about what can be achieved.
What about non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an option but the possibilities are limited. The results also won’t be as dramatic or last as long as rhinoplasty surgery. Non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments can only correct minor irregularities and won’t make a difference for those with breathing irregularities.
What are the risks I should be aware of?
All of the usual risks associated with surgery are also a possibility with rhinoplasty. Bleeding and infection are two of the most common complications. Asymmetry and loss of sensation are some of the other less common complications. With the help of Dr Doyle and his team experienced team and by following his specific aftercare instructions, complications can be avoided.
To find out more about Rhinoplasty, or to book a consultation, please contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery today.