Rhinoplasty Melbourne (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty Melbourne (Nose Surgery)

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Understanding Rhinoplasty: The Procedure for Nasal Contour Adjustment

The nose has always held a special place of importance in facial aesthetics throughout history. While non-surgical treatments are becoming increasingly accepted, the rhinoplasty operation remains one of the most popular and demanding plastic surgery operations around the world.

Contact us today for more information if you’re considering rhinoplasty in Melbourne.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as nose reshaping surgery, is a surgical procedure to alter the shape or size of the nose. It can address both aesthetic and functional issues, such as a deviated septum. This nose surgery can be performed using different rhinoplasty techniques, including open or closed rhinoplasty.

Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions inside the nostrils, offering the benefit of no visible scarring. Conversely, open rhinoplasty involves an external incision under the nasal tip, allowing for greater access and visibility of the nasal structure for complex modifications.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

The benefits of undergoing rhinoplasty include improving or correcting the appearance of deviated noses, improving the contour or harmony with other facial features, and potentially enhancing the nasal airway. Cosmetic rhinoplasty may be used to change the shape or size of the nose, while functional rhinoplasty may address issues like a deviated nasal septum. The main benefits include:

  • Improve nasal breathing (this may involve an additional procedure called septoplasty performed at the same time)
  • Straighten a deviated nose
  • Improve symmetry of the nose
  • Enlarge or reduce the size of the nose
  • Improving or smoothing out the contour or profile of the nose
  • Reduce a hump on the back of the nose or increase the height of the nasal bridge
  • Refine or correct irregularities on the nasal tip
  • Correct nasal deformities resulting from injury or congenital causes

Please note that rhinoplasty is a complex area of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. This information is provided as a guide only. We recommended consulting one of our specialist plastic surgeons for detailed individual advice.

​​Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery?

A good candidate for rhinoplasty is someone with realistic expectations, in good general health, and who may have concerns about their nose shape or nasal function. An initial consultation with one of our specialist plastic surgeons is crucial to evaluate suitability for the rhinoplasty procedure.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Like any surgery, rhinoplasty has risks, including bleeding, infection, or reactions to anaesthesia. Some patients who undergo rhinoplasty may experience temporary numbness, nasal swelling, or difficulty breathing. It's important to discuss potential risks with an experienced plastic surgeon during the consultation.

For more details on surgical risks and recovery please click here.

What to expect when having nose surgery in Melbourne?

If you choose to have your rhinoplasty in Melbourne with us, this is what you can expect:

Consultation

At your initial consultation, our specialist plastic surgeons will provide an individualised assessment of the structural and aesthetic elements of your nose. We will assess your suitability for surgery, and also take time to understand your concerns and goals.

We believe excellent and consistent results always begin with a well-informed patient. Your treatment plan will be discussed with you and should provide realistic expectations of what can be achieved, with time to address any questions you may have about the surgery.

Procedure

Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthetic in a private hospital. Operation time depends on the surgical requirements but is typically between 3-4 hours. There will be a nasal splint secured to the back of the nose and sometimes nasal packing in the nostrils while you are in hospital.

Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, recovery will differ between individual patients. Overnight stay in hospital is usually required. There will be some bruising and swelling around the face and eyes.

For an open rhinoplasty operation, be prepared for 1-2 weeks of recovery prior to returning to some social and work commitments.

We would encourage wearing the nasal splint for at least 1 - 2 weeks after the operation. Contact sports or heavy manual work should be avoided for at least 2 - 3 months after the operation. Scar management is an integral part of the recovery process following any surgery to help scars mature and fade. While the initial recovery and return to social activities may only take several weeks, the final results of the rhinoplasty will continue to evolve for at least the first 12 months.

How much does rhinoplasty cost in Melbourne?

The cost of rhinoplasty is subject to variation based on the individual requirements of each case. The most precise and customised cost assessment is best provided following a detailed consultation with one of our specialist plastic surgeons. During this meeting, they will evaluate your specific needs and goals, allowing them to present a comprehensive and personalised cost breakdown for your rhinoplasty..

Before and after results of Rhinoplasty in Melbourne

Below you can see some images of patients who have had Rhinoplasty with us at Eastern Plastic Surgery:

Some more examples of pre- and post-surgery results can be found on our results page.

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Everyone’s anatomy and expectations are unique. Dr Lin will assess your individual needs during your consultation, and show you a larger selection of photos and videos which are more relevant and meaningful to your individual case.

*Images are posted following patient consent. Results are only relevant for this patient and do not reflect the results others may experience. Results may vary due to multiple factors including genetics, diet and exercise. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Dr Frank Lin (MED0001193706) Registered medical practitioner, specialist plastic surgeon (specialist registration in surgery-plastic surgery).

Why choose us for your rhinoplasty in Melbourne?

Choosing Eastern Plastic Surgery for your rhinoplasty in Melbourne means entrusting your care to a team of highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeons. We utilise the latest rhinoplasty techniques, ensuring personalised procedures tailored to each patient's unique facial features and desired outcomes.

Our commitment to patient safety, satisfaction, and achieving natural-looking results sets us apart, making us a trusted choice for your nose reshaping surgery.

Meet Dr Frank Lin

Dr Frank Lin (MED0001193706) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and founder of Eastern Plastic Surgery and EST Clinic. Dr Lin’s area of interest includes facial and breast aesthetic surgery, as well as non-surgical aesthetic treatments. He has a special interest in minimally invasive treatment for the face and body and a special interest in the treatment of Asian patients.

FAQs

If you have any more questions about rhinoplasty in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, you can find FAQs below that may provide the additional information you’re looking for.

Why is Asian rhinoplasty so different to Caucasians?

The Asian nose is different to the Caucasian nose in almost every respect. From an anatomical perspective, the characteristics of the bone, cartilage, soft tissue and skin in Asian patients are very different to Caucasians. In addition, patient expectations, and individual concepts of beauty vary enormously between cultures.

From a technical point of view, the use of autologous tissue and prosthetic materials is much more common in Asian rhinoplasty compared to Caucasians. In many cases, this includes the use of cartilage tissue from areas of the body other than the nose, such as the ears or the ribs.

Finally, it is important to realise that the Asian nose resides in an Asian face. It is important, therefore, that your surgeon is not only experienced in the techniques of Asian rhinoplasty but also possesses a deeper appreciation of the aesthetic nuances of Asian features.

How can I reduce swelling after nose surgery in Melbourne?

To reduce swelling after undergoing rhinoplasty, patients are advised to keep their heads elevated, apply cold compresses, and avoid strenuous activities. Following the surgeon's post-operative care instructions is crucial for minimising swelling and promoting healing.
How is revision rhinoplasty different?

Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, differs from primary rhinoplasty as it is performed to correct issues from previous nose surgery. This procedure can be more complex due to changes in the nasal structure and scar tissue, often requiring advanced rhinoplasty techniques and the expertise of an experienced plastic surgeon.
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