Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – Nose Job Surgery in Sydney

Are you unhappy with the shape of your nose? Does it feature a crooked contour or noticeable bump over the bridge? Do you feel the look of your nose takes away from the overall attractiveness of your face?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. Many people experience anxiety and loss of self-confidence due to the appearance of their nose.

Rhinoplasty can help.

Nose jobs have the potential to create a positive transformation on a suitable patient’s face, making you more attractive and in most cases look younger.

As the nose is a prominent feature of the face, it stands to reason that rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Dr Kourosh Tavakoli has performed around 750 nose jobs at his Sydney clinic alone.

Determining the Ideal Candidate for Rhinoplasty

Dr Tavakoli recommends candidates for nose surgery be between 20 and 40 years of age. Patients under 20 may not be physically or psychologically mature and those over 40 often run into postop issues due to skin quality.

If you fall outside of the “ideal” age range but are interested in pursuing the possibility of getting a nose job, please call Dr Tavakoli’s office on 1300 368 107 to arrange a private consultation and evaluation.

Those seeking an improvement in their look, and not perfection, make the best candidates for rhinoplasty. Patients with unrealistic expectations or who experience an unhealthy obsession with their nose are more likely to be unhappy with surgical results.

It is recommended that patients become well informed on the risks and recovery times associated with plastic surgery prior to undergoing any procedure.

A Shift in “Nose Job” Philosophy

When rhinoplasty first came in to acceptance back in the 1980s the most popular styles were “cute” or “pixie” noses that were upturned at the tip. Today it is in vogue to seek a more natural look.

Some patients do prefer a “sculpted” or Hollywood nose and of course this option can be discussed with the doctor during the consultation process.

The patient’s ethnicity will also come in to play when developing surgical goals. Dr Tavakoli works with each patient individually to discuss and develop the most suitable course of action.

Types of Nose Jobs

Removing the hump over the bridge of the nose is one of the most sought after cosmetic rhinoplasty surgeries. Choosing to straighten a crooked nose through the realignment of nasal bones or to improve the angle between the nose and the upper lip is also common.

Nose length can be shortened or lengthened and nasal tip projection can be adjusted (increase or decrease).

Functional rhinoplasty is also performed at Dr Tavakoli’s clinic. Correcting a deviated septum (septoplasty) or reducing air filters (turbinoplasty) are the most popular techniques for improved breathing.

FAQs About Rhinoplasty

Q: Do I need to have any tests done prior to my nose job consultation?

To get the most out of your initial rhinoplasty consultation, please ask your General Practitioner to arrange a CT-Scan of your nose and sinuses.

Q: Can I have any style nose that I’d like?

It’s important to recognise that not every nose will look pretty on every face. Your bone structure and ethnicity will place limitations on which noses would look good on you.

During the preoperative consulting phase Dr Tavakoli will use a state-of-the-art digital imaging system to give you the opportunity to express your cosmetic goals on a large computer screen. Computer imagery is an excellent guide to help the surgeon meet your expectations but remember that the system does not offer a guarantee of how your new nose will appear.

Q: How long will the surgery take?

Most operations last two to three hours and you will be placed under a general anaesthetic in a fully accredited day surgery or private hospital.

Q: Where are the incisions made?

Most incisions are made inside the nostrils but depending on the procedure there may be an incision made on the skin dividing the nostrils.

Q: What happens during a rhinoplasty operation?

Your skin will be separated from the framework of bone and cartilage so that the bone can be reshaped. Once the shaping is complete your skin is draped over the new framework. Cartilage grafts from your will be used to maintain proper breathing and to maintain tip projection.

Q: How long is the recovery period?

Immediately following surgery you may experience a mild headache and your nose and face will be puffy and sore with swelling and bruising around the eyes.

After one week all packing, dressings, splints and stitches will be removed and you will feel much better during the 2nd week of recovery.

Usually most rhinoplasty symptoms will subside within 3 weeks with the most uncomfortable side effect being difficulty with breathing for several days after surgery.

Bear in mind that full recovery and scar modulation can take up to two years.

Q: What are the risks in rhinoplasty?

Short term risks include nose bleed, mild infection and breathing issues related to the swelling of nasal tissue.

Long term risks include prolonged swelling of the tip (6-12 months postop) and a bent or crooked nose.

In some cases patients do require a revisional surgery to correct complications from their initial rhinoplasty operation.

For further details on rhinoplasty surgery please contact us on 1300 368 107 to arrange a free consultation.