Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty – the medical term for this procedure – is an extremely well-known form of elective surgery to reshape or modify the shape and size of the nose. Another name for nose surgery is ‘nose job’ or ‘nose reshaping’ and is not only requested for cosmetic reasons, but may also be performed to correct breathing and sinus issues.

The nose can be made smaller, larger, straighter. Nose surgery can smooth bumps, lumps and imperfections, it can modify the nasal tip, nostrils, nasal asymmetry and deviation. It can also correct a birth defect or repair any damage that may have been caused by an injury or disease (such as cancer).

There are many benefits of having this procedure, such as creating an ideal symmetry of the face and therefore improving the overall look of a person. This may help to increase one’s self confidence. The earliest recommended age for having this procedure is the mid teens because younger than this the nose may still be growing. There is generally no upper age limit providing the patient is in good health.

Why have Nose Surgery?

The most positive aspect of having rhinoplasty surgery is that you will have little or no visible scarring. Depending on what you would like done to your nose, the usual procedure begins with the plastic surgeon making small incisions inside the nose or across the underside of the nose between the nostrils and altering the structure and shape of the nose. The reason for this technique is so that after the procedure and once the swelling has gone down; the skin will shrink back and fit the new nose perfectly and naturally.

If the individual would like to alter the shape or size of the nose, the surgeon will work on the cartilage within the nose and remove or shape parts of it to create the ideal nose for the individual. Patients who have breathing problems because of irregularities in the internal structure of the nose can have this remedied at the same time as the nose alterations are being undertaken.

There is another kind of nasal surgery which is used to straighten the nose known as ‘Septro-Rhinoplasty’. This is completed by plastic surgeons to rebuild the nose and make it straighter. Both septro-rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty itself fall under the category ‘Augmentation Rhinoplasty’.

The procedure for your Rhinoplasty will vary depending on your unique needs. There are two common methods used, the Open technique and the Closed technique.

In the Closed technique, incisions are made inside the nose and the cartilage is worked from with the nostrils.

In the Open technique, in addition to internal incisions, an incision is made across your columella (the cartilage that separates your nostrils). The skin is lifted, allowing the surgeon greater access to perform the procedure.

Risks and Complications

Generally, modern day surgery is considered safe.

There are several risks and complications that are possible with procedures completed under general anaesthetic. These risks include; suppressed breathing, lowered blood pressure, heart failure and even the risk of death. These issues by law will be discussed with you by your surgeon prior to having the procedure. Approximately one-third of patients who receive an anaesthetic during surgery will experience “anaesthesia sickness” or post-operative nausea and vomiting (POVN).

The risks associated with having rhinoplasty surgery can include the following:

Post operative bleeding, which is caused by the surgery itself, this is not uncommon however it usually corrects itself over time.

Infections can occur after this surgery and can lead to an abscess forming. If it does not go away on its own, this can result in the infection being treated with antibiotics and the abscess being drained either with local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic, as it can be uncomfortable.

Adhesions can cause the airway to become obstructed. An adhesion is scar tissue created by the immune system to heal the area, which has been damaged. One cannot control the growth of this scar tissue and it may have to be removed if it affects your airways and your breathing. This will need to be done under general anaesthetic.

If the surgeon removes too much osseo-cartilaginous framework, this can result in the end of the nose structure becoming weak and this can cause it collapse in on itself resulting in the nose looking like it has been pinched at the end.

Q. Are there any age restrictions for undergoing nasal surgery?

A. Yes, the usual age that you can start having this surgery is around 15 years old with parental consent. This is due to the fact that prior to this age, the individual’s nose may not have finished developing.

Q. Is nasal surgery painful?

A. This is relative to the individual, however it is only natural to feel discomfort after having this surgery. After the surgery, the surgeon will usually prescribe you some painkillers to control the pain.

Q. How long does this surgery last?

A. The surgery usually lasts between two to three hours however, this is again relative to the individual and what kind of nasal surgery they are having. This is an approximate time and may be increased if any complications arise.

Q. Will I like what I see straight after the surgery?

A. Straight after the procedure there will be a huge amount of discolouration, swelling and bleeding so the short answer is no. Give it time and as the swelling goes down the nose will begin to look natural. Most patients after a time suggested by their surgeon, are extremely happy with the results.

What does Rhinoplasty cost? What does a nose job cost?

It depends on the surgeon and hospital you choose and the amount of work involved in your surgery. Make sure you ask your surgeon if his price includes the hospital stay and the anaesthetist.

Approximately $6,000 – $12,000

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Dr John Newton on the Rhinoplasty Conference Dr John Newton on the 2016 AAPSW Rhinoplasty Conference March 1, 2016 - Dr John Newton: Trish, I think this has been traditionally the best conference that I ever get to go to. I’ve been to all but one. Graham puts on a wonderful, wonderful show; gets fantastic speakers, and we get all the blood out of these guys. It’s like they’re on the stage all the time. We get every drip of information. I think that’s what’s made this such a traditionally wonderful conference to come to. It’s been really good in that respect. Really, good. I think there are a lot of key messages I’m going to take home that relate largely to how I talk to a person before their surgery that; relate a lot to how I implement techniques which I already know, but which will how I might manipulate those techniques and use them in different ways. So, really good. Great stuff. You never ever, you can’t stop learning. You just can’t stop learning. I think there’s plastic surgeons all over the world who, in their own work, develop individual little styles and techniques. You come to a meeting like this, you hear the speakers present their individual styles and techniques and you talk to the other members […]
Dr Allan Kalus on Rhinoplasty Dr Allan Kalus talks about Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery February 26, 2016 - PSH: I’m here today at the rhinoplasty conference in Melbourne. I’m here with Dr. Allan Kalus, who’s from Avenue Plastic Surgery in Windsor, in Melbourne. I’m just going to have a chat about rhinoplasty and any new, interesting things that have been discovered and talked about during the conference. Thank you for taking the time today. Dr Kalus: Thanks, Trish. It’s a real pleasure to speak with you. PSH: Lovely. Tell us all about it. It’s been so exciting. Dr Kalus: Trish, as you know, rhinoplasty is one of the commonest operations that a plastic surgeon would do. Of course, it’s not surprising, because the nose is situated right in the middle of the face, so if someone’s nose is large or bent; it’s very easy to understand how a person can become self conscious about their nose. Indeed, when we do rhinoplasty operation, what we try to do is to make the nose blend into the face, to make it look natural so that the other facial features, the main features of the face, such as the eyes and the lips, really can stand out. What has been discussed at the conference today is the increased use amongst young […]
Cocaine and Nose Surgery Reconstructive Nose Surgery From Excessive Cocaine Use October 21, 2015 - One of the topics discussed at the recent AAFPS Masters Symposium on Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty that was really interesting and a little left of centre (which I always love!) was the harmful effects of cocaine usage to the nose. Whilst we consider drug usage bad for our mind and bodies in general (including the skin, hair, internal organs, cancer, etc.), this was an insight into a side effect of cocaine use not everyone thinks about and is more common than it should be. There are several consequences of snorting drugs through your nose. They can include: Epistaxis (nosebleeds) Chronic Infections (congestion/discharge) Perforated Septum (hole in the nasal septum) Nasal Collapse Anosmia (Loss of Smell) Nasal Deformity Nasal Obstruction Nose Whistling Snoring Septal perforation (where there is a hole in the nasal septum) can cause bleeding, discharge and “whistling” during breathing. It can only be fixed with surgery and reconstruction of the nose. Excessive cocaine use is a major cause of septum perforation due to the snorting of the drug triggering the blood vessels in the nose to constrict; meaning supply of blood (and therefore oxygen) to the inner lining of the nose is reduced. When the blood is unable […]
Rhinoplasty Masters Symposium 2015 Who Nose What There Is To Nose About The Nose – The Rhinoplasty Symposium Wrap Up October 13, 2015 - You know I just love the industry that is all about quality plastic and cosmetic surgery. Last weekend The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) combined with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to put on a spectacular and informative conference and Rhinoplasty Masters’ Symposium in Sydney. The focus this year was on the nose, and the latest techniques and issues surrounding the specialty today. Some of the best Plastic Surgeons & ENT’s (ear nose & throat) gathered from all over Australia & NZ to hear world-class plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons speak about some fascinating topics. One of my personal favourites was Dr Dean Toriumi from Chicago USA presenting on Ethnic Rhinoplasty and how to preserve one’s ethnicity while creating a pleasing aesthetic result. He said, “it’s all about balancing the nose with the surrounding facial features.” Whilst there are differing opinions on what makes a perfect nose, it is agreed that a natural, un-operated look is obviously desirable. Dr Toriumi made it clear to his audience that “I wouldn’t do anything to a patient that I wouldn’t do to myself, my wife or my children.” However, it must be remembered that the nose has a function […]
Dr Yong Ju Yang Dr Yong-ju Yang – Rhinoplasty Master! October 9, 2015 - Dr Yong-ju Jang, MD, PhD is Professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the Asan Medical Center located in the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Immediate past president of the Korean Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and also serving as the Vice-president of Pan-Asian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr Jang has written two textbooks on rhinoplasty, and contributed chapters to various rhinoplasty textbooks. He has published 43 scientific papers on rhinoplasty in a number of international journals and was an invited speaker on rhinoplasty in 61 international conferences held in more than 20 countries. He is therefore, an extremely knowledgeable industry heavyweight on the subject of Rhinoplasty. Dr Jang is also one of the keynote speakers at the AAFPS Conference on in Sydney at the moment. I was lucky enough to be able to ask Dr Jang a few questions. Questions: PSH: How does Rhinoplasty differ in Asian societies as opposed to Western societies? Is there a different ideal of beauty and the type of nose that is requested? Also, are there any structural differences and considerations when performing rhinoplasty surgery? Dr Jang: In Asian rhinoplasty, making the nose bigger and […]
AAFPS Masters Symposium 2015 Rhinoplasty Master Symposium: Sydney Nose Best October 8, 2015 - The nose takes centre stage as over 150 of Australia’s top Facial Plastic Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons meet in Sydney this week for the inaugural combined conference of the AAFPS and ASPS – focusing on Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty. Better breathing, less snoring and marital facial harmony are all more achievable when rhinoplasty is performed at its best. “Nobody knows more about noses than the keynote speakers we have attracted to this meeting,” says Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) President and Symposium Co-Convenor, Dr George Marcells. “If this meeting was held anywhere else in the world, there would be 1,000 surgeons attending,” says Symposium Co-Convenor, Mr Peter Callan, a Plastic Surgeon and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The intimate nature of this meeting being held at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney from 8-10 October 2015 provides an opportunity for sharing close to 1,500 years of combined knowledge and hands-on experience with what is regarded as one of the most difficult procedures to perform. “What makes a good nose job?” “Who has the most desirable looking nose?” “What techniques provide the best, most predictable, & long lasting results for patients?” …These are just some […]
Plastic Surgery Cost Pricey Procedures – What does Plastic Surgery Cost? January 28, 2015 - What does it cost? This is one of the first questions anyone usually asks when it comes to looking at plastic surgery. The answer is it greatly varies. We have done the research for you and come up with a general price guide for each procedure. These are an approximate guide only; each doctor, surgery and clinic can vary dramatically in their pricing. It can also depend on how much work is involved in your particular procedure, which hospital you choose and how much after care is required. Whether you are insured or not can also make a big difference. It pays to note that just because a particular surgeon charges less, does not by any means make them a less competent surgeon. In fact, quite a few of the leading surgeons actually have very competitive prices. When asking for an estimate on a particular procedure make sure you ask the surgeon if that includes your hospital stay, the anesthetist and the pre and post op consultation fees. The prices we have listed below are inclusive of all charges involved in the procedures and are in Australian Dollars. Breast Augmentation $7,000 – $15,000 Abdominoplasty $6,000 – $16,000 Rhinoplasty $8,000 – […]
3 Plastic Surgery Procedures That Blend Form & Function 3 Plastic Surgery Procedures That Blend Form & Function May 20, 2014 - Although the majority of plastic surgery procedures in Australia are performed solely to enhance a person’s looks, many procedures are also done to improve the function of a certain body part. Read on to learn how plastic surgery can give you more than just a pretty face: Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is an incredibly versatile procedure that can alter the size, shape, projection, and contours of the nose. But many people, explains Dr. Chase Lay, rhinoplasty surgeon in San Jose, pursue the surgery to improve their respiratory function. The nose is a complex part of the face, made up of an intricate network of bones and cartilage. Many common respiratory concerns, such as a deviated septum, are caused by misshapen or misplaced structures. A deviated septum is a relatively common condition that occurs when the nasal septum is tilted or displaced, blocking airflow through one nostril. A deviated septum can contribute to snoring, frequent sinus infections, nosebleeds, facial pain, and other symptoms. And although minor symptoms can often be managed with medication, more severe cases are better served by surgical intervention in the form of rhinoplasty or septoplasty. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to improve the nose’s appearance and […]

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    What’s up, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s genuinely good,
    keep up writing.

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    Want information on rhinoplasty.

    • Trish

      where are you located?

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