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Are you considering having nose surgery? Do you have a lot of questions? Want to know more before you decide to take the next step? If your answer was yes then we can help. We have put together this complete guide for you, full of everything you need to know about the best Nose Surgery in Australia!
A Nose Surgery also known as a Nose Job can typically improve not only your breathing but also your appearance. Our nose surgeons offer a range of surgery to help you look and breathe better.
Nose Surgery, Facial Rejuvenation and Enhancement Procedures in Melbourne and Sydney
- Nose Tip Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty Revision
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Sinus Surgery for Sinusitis
- OSA – Sleep Apnea Surgery
Before and After Nose Surgery Photos
What is Nose Surgery?
Nose Surgery is the broad term for a procedure that can help correct your nose if it is hooked, curved, bulbous, large, flattened, or overly wide. Although we have named several procedures above we will explain them in more detail further down.
Your nose is one of your most prominent facial features, it can distract the eye from other details. A beautiful, proportional nose contributes to facial harmony. If for any reason your nose is too dominant, the harmony of your face may be disturbed and attention can be drawn from your eyes to your nose.
Furthermore, an irregular nose or internal nasal structures can cause respiratory problems. So, what often begins as a cosmetic operation to improve the appearance of the nose often subsequently improves function as well.
We offer many Nose surgery procedures, all of which have either a functional, reconstructive, cosmetic or aesthetic role. Not only can nose surgery reduce, enlarge and alter the shape, by widening or narrowing the nose, but it can also, improve airflow, making breathing easier than it was prior to the surgery. Which can, in turn, improve quality of life.
Technically difficult procedure
Nose surgery is a technically difficult procedure and it takes years of experience to provide the patient with their desired result. A surgeon needs to have knowledge of the different methods and their use. They also need to know the specifics of each patients individual’s problems, which in turn leads to not only good nasal functionality but also ensures normal breathing and the satisfaction of the patient.
As Nose Surgery is one of the most difficult and challenging surgeries, it’s vital you choose a top nose surgeon which reduces your chance of needing multiple nose revision surgeries after a botched nose job. The best time to get your nose surgery right is the first time.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The most common reasons for nose correction include
- A stuffy or crooked nose, resulting from an injury or congenital condition.
- Nose Tip surgeries;
- A wide tip
- A thickened tip
- Or a lowered tip
- As well as corrections to the shape of the nostrils and nasal wings.
Obstructions within the nasal structure can cause respiratory problems and disturbances, which negatively affect not only a patient’s quality of life but often health in general.
Aesthetic nose surgeries come into consideration only after the end of puberty when the nose no longer changes and grows. However, there are exceptions, whether the patient can be a younger person will be decided by your specialist surgeon.
Like all surgical procedures, the best nasal and cosmetic surgery is one that is individually created for the patient. We all have a different nasal structure, so it is necessary to perform detailed examinations and consultations in order for your specialist surgeon to find the best solution for you and your problem.
Nevertheless, there are certain conditions that must be met in order to be a good candidate for Nose Surgery. Patients in better general health recover better from surgery. But within reason, health problems do not impact on the results or risks of Sino-Nasal and Rhinoplasty surgery.
- Smoking; its best avoided for 2 weeks before and after surgery, and if you can stop it – do yourself a favour and stay off them.
- Asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac disease, depression/anxiety and clotting/bleeding disorders need to be stabilized by your physician prior to surgery.
- In addition, any unrealistic expectations need to be addressed by your surgeon, and in some cases, a Psychologist is beneficial to help with Body Dysmorphic Syndrome
Benefits Of Nose Surgery
The benefits of nose surgery can be aesthetic, functional, or both. An asymmetrical nose can cause reduced self-confidence, which results in dissatisfaction in the patient, and can often lead to behavioural disorders and depression. On the other hand, removing obstacles that cause bad airflow and thus negative effects on our daily lives provides real relief for all those experiencing them. It can also improve snoring and sinus problems.
A beautiful nose is considered to be one that is in harmony with the eyes, facial contours, and other facial elements. Most people feel safer and happier after nose surgery, while family and friends are most often thrilled with the results.
As for the functional benefits of nose surgery, they are multiple. Nasal obstructions often cause sleep problems, for example; snoring and result in side effects such as bleeding, crusting, headaches, decreased concentration, and fatigue. Thanks to nose surgery, all these problems can become a thing of the past.
Modern nose surgery techniques allow top Nasal surgeons to solve both problems at once, in one surgical process, which ultimately costs less and requires a shorter overall recovery.
The sophisticated skills of our surgeons allow you to create a more elegant natural-looking nose, which is in line with the rest of your face.
Most Popular Nose Surgical Procedures
Nose shaping, or nose surgery, is the third most popular plastic surgery in the world. It is highly sought after among women, making it the fourth most sought after procedure, while it is much more sought after among men and ranks first on the list of plastic surgery procedures.
There are many techniques and types of nose surgery. They are all different and have different goals, so it is necessary to go through a detailed consultation with our top nose plastic surgeons to choose the right option for your needs.
Some of the most popular Nose Surgeries are:
This type of Rhinoplasty is a slightly less invasive surgical procedure that shapes and changes the tip of the nose. This technique is used for all those who are mostly happy with the look of their nose and would like to change only one part that seems out of harmony to them.
- Rhinoplasty is the most common and extensive of the procedures used to change the shape, size, or width of the nose. Like other aesthetic procedures, a rhinoplasty can be combined with other procedures.
- What rhinoplasty is for aesthetic appearance, septoplasty is for the function. Septoplasty removes obstructions inside of the nasal septum that complicates the airflow and breathing. It is often combined with rhinoplasty and other aesthetic procedures.
- As the name suggests, septorhinoplasty is a combined surgical procedure consisting of rhinoplasty and septoplasty. It is often performed on patients to reduce the recovery time that would be required if both procedures were taken individually. The goal of this surgery is to eliminate the functional problems of the nose while also improving the aesthetic appearance.
- A rhinoplasty revision is undertaken if the first rhinoplasty didn’t create the desired result. The reason may be dissatisfaction or a newly acquired breathing problem.
- Some facial features are more common among specific ethnicities than others. Asian rhinoplasty is a complex type of rhinoplasty whose technique most often shapes the noses of people of Asian ethnicity.
- This surgical process focuses on changing the shape and size of the nostrils. It can be a separate surgical treatment or performed in combination with another aesthetic or functional nose operation.
- Sinus surgery is often the last step in fighting sinusitis and other respiratory problems caused by sinuses. This operation is fully functional and in no way affects the aesthetic appearance of the nose.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) also known as Snoring Surgery can be performed along with Nasal Surgery – it is a surgical procedure that removes obstructions in patients suffering from apnea by expanding the airflow space of the throat.
Recovery After Nasal Surgery
Recovery after Nose Surgery is completely individual and mostly dependant on the surgical method and the problem that it solves.
Some procedures require less and some more time to recover. The recovery itself is generally not painful nor too uncomfortable. By following the instructions of our top surgeons, you can greatly facilitate your recovery and shorten the time you have to spend at home.
Shorter and easier recovery largely determines the overall impression and experience of nasal surgery. Each recovery is individual and determined not only by the patient’s age and general health but also by the experience of your specialist surgeon and the extent of the surgical procedure. Following the surgeon’s instructions can greatly determine recovery as successful, quick, and painless.
Furthermore, if your specialist surgeon schedules a follow up appointment, it is important that you attend, so they assess and monitor your results, ensuring a quick and stable recovery.
For more information on Nose Surgery Recovery, you can visit our page with instructions and guidelines to help you get your recovery going as smoothly as possible.
All surgery has risks – for detailed information about the risks and potential complications of Nose surgery please visit the risks of surgery page.
Finding the Top Nose Surgeon in Australia – What We Do Differently At Coco Ruby
There are hundreds of nasal surgeons. Unfortunately, their experience and knowledge are not always at the same level. As stated previously nose surgery is one of the most challenging surgeries in plastic or ENT Surgery. You want the best Nose Surgeon expert you can find. A wrong selection can lead to increased risks and complications. And, dissatisfaction with the results is almost inevitable.
Coco Ruby works only with the best specialist surgeons, whose many years of experience and knowledge set them apart from the competition. If you are worried about whether your surgery will end in severe scarring, or may require a repeat procedure, choose a specialist surgeon from the Coco Ruby group.
Our Top Nose Surgery Surgeons rarely use nasal tamponade after rhinoplasty which facilitates and accelerates recovery.
Recovery is very important when we talk about plastic and cosmetic surgery. A trained top surgeon with extensive experience can greatly reduce recovery time and the intensity of the recovery itself. Less pain and less discomfort, combined with a specialist surgeon can help you overcome your worries and give you peace of mind.
Nose Surgery Melbourne Cost and Prices – How Much is Nose Surgery Melbourne?
Prices largely depend on the type of plastic surgery, the extent of the procedure, and the patient themselves. It is impossible to set a fixed price before going through a thorough consultation with your specialist surgeon and determining the best course of action to achieve the desired results.
Moreover, as a rule, procedures that are purely cosmetic not covered by Private Health Insurance, while those that impair the functionality of your body and breathing are generally covered. It is important to consult with your surgeon to find out how much if any of your procedure costs fall into the group of those funded by Medicare and Health insurance funds.
Alternatively, visit our Nose Surgery Pricing page to find out more about nose surgery prices
Further Reading – Medical References
- Types of Nasal Surgery | Stanford Health Care
- The Different Types Of Nasal Surgeries: Which One Is Right for you
- Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nose Job): Purpose, Procedure, Risks
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Nose Surgery FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Is Nose Surgery surgery painful?
- The nose usually does not hurt after surgery. However, if mild postoperative pain occurs, analgesics are usually used in the initial postoperative period.
- Nose surgery discomfort or pain levels vary from patient to patient; these are also Subjective in nature (individualised)
- Discomfort may also depend on surgical techniques OR degree of tissue correction(s) required
- Good Surgeons can employ Innovative methods to reduce pain and/or discomfort during and after your procedure (listed below)
How to treat pain after nose surgery?
- Local numbing: Anaesthetic numbing injections in the nose region can help reduce pain after surgery
- Numbness: You may feel numb or have intermittent numbness for several weeks to several months as you heal
- Discomfort: Pain or discomfort MAY be treatable with gently applied cool packs or other methods (ASK your Surgeon for instructions as some methods could harm your results)
- Medications: your surgeon may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter options for you post nose surgery for pain management.
How do I reduce pain or discomfort after nose surgery?
- Follow your Surgeon’s instructions for all preoperative preparations and post-op care
- Sleep elevated by propping yourself up on pillows as recommended – Additionally, don’t do too much too soon
- Attend all required follow up consultations and follow pain management or icing recommendations provided by your Surgeon or Care Team
- Never smoke or burn incense or other perfumed substances that MAY impact your nasal functions
- Advise your Surgeon if you have any unexpected symptoms or concerns (e.g. local area skin irritations, elevated temperature, moderate to severe pain, difficulty breathing and/or unexpected nose bleeding or related concerns)
Is it difficult to breathe after having Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty?
- Yes, it MAY be difficult to breathe through your nose JUST after having nose surgery and/or septoplasty
- Nose breathing difficulty after Rhinoplasty normally lasts for 2 to 4 months, longer for most patients (allow up to 6 months)
- While some patients are able to resume nasal breathing in just a few days’ or weeks’ time, for others, it may take anywhere from 9 to 12 months or even 18 to 24 months before nose area swelling resolves
- Patients may find they need to breathe through the mouth until they reach a further point in their recovery.
Why is breathing through the nose difficult after Nose Surgery and how long does this last?
- Difficulty breathing through the nose after surgery is often caused by swollen nasal area Tissues, nose splints, gauze bandaging and temporary disruptions to normal nasal functions.
- Swelling and inflammation may ALSO temporarily interrupt olfactory nerves and sensory processes, e.g. scent recognition and food tasting.
- TIP: The Rapid Recovery Pack provides patients with recovery aids and healing facilitators.
- Some Surgeons may also give you special icing protocols to help minimise your initial discomfort
How long does it take to heal a nose surgery?
- Nose surgery is a complex procedure and it takes a little longer to fully recover than with other cosmetic procedures.
- However, a return to daily activities, work, exercise and normal functioning is generally possible in two weeks.
- Please note that recovery is different for every procedure and patient.
Is nose surgery permanent?
- Yes, the results of nose surgery are generally permanent.
- However, subsequent revision nose surgery may be necessary due to trauma, poor healing or ageing.
Choosing the Best Nose Surgeon in Melbourne or Sydney
Nose surgery is one of the most challenging surgeries in plastic surgery or ENT Surgery so, of course, you will want the best rhinoplasty surgeon or the best septoplasty surgeon you can find.
When choosing your Nose Surgeon, you should always keep in mind that the experience, training, and credentials have greater importance than the price tag. Special deals, fixed prices, and big discounts should raise a red flag. Usually, those kinds of procedures lead to disappointing results and end up not only costing more money but also causing more stress, pain, time, and discomfort than just one procedure conducted by a professional, experienced surgeon.
Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist). He has a passion for Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty as well as Rhinoplasty Revision. He consults in three Melbourne practice locations – here at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery in Hawthorn East, St Kilda East and East Melbourne.
Dr Richard Sackelariou is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Nose Expert operating in Melbourne and Sydney. His signature surgeries are tip rhinoplasty and rapid recovery rhinoplasty.
Always Choose a qualified, experienced Expert in Nose Surgery
Be sure to find out if your surgeon is FRACS qualified and has proven and relevant surgical experience.
Don’t choose someone who studied a different area of medicine as they are unlikely to have the same rigorous surgical training required to become recognized as a Specialist in Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Coco Ruby is an Australia-wide Specialist Plastic Surgeons Group, with the appropriate qualifications and members of recognized associations. Look for members of FRACS, ASPS, ASAPS or ISAPS as some of the qualifications of your Surgeon. Furthermore, our Surgeons operate in accredited hospitals, not in clinic back-rooms.
Proven experience and examples from real patients or recommendations from your friends, family, or GP are available.
The Next Steps – What to do Next
- Visit the FAQs pages and read patient reviews to learn more about your intended procedure.
How to Book your Initial Consultation
- Email us or call on 1300 264 811 to arrange your consultation with your surgeon
- A referral from your GP or your specialist is helpful but not essential
What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation
- You are more than welcome to bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents provided
- We also recommend writing out any questions you have before your consult, so you do not forget.