Nose Job – Rhinoplasty Surgery Gold Coast & Brisbane
Even minor malformation or asymmetry of the nose can upset an individual’s overall appearance and deflect from other facial features. Due to the location of the nose, an out of proportion or crooked nose is impossible to hide. Luckily, rhinoplasty surgery is available from our experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr Terrence Scamp.
The overall goal of a nose job is to make adjustments so that it complements your other facial features. Reshaping the nose is done through incisions on the inside of the nose. In some cases, there may also be one incision on the bottom of the nose between the nostrils.
Deciding on whether or not to have rhinoplasty surgery is a big step, and you may want to meet with Dr Scamp more than once before surgery.
Dr Scamp will examine your nose and measure its shape and size at your consultation. Photographs will be taken of your nose so that you can compare the results of the surgery with your original appearance.
At your meetings, you will have the opportunity to ask Dr Scamp everything you want to know about what will be involved with the procedure. Make sure that you are clear about the benefits, risks, and what to expect after surgery.
It is important to explain in detail what you do not like about your nose as well as what points you do like. Together you can decide if rhinoplasty surgery is the right option.
How does it work?
The nose can be built up or scaled down by modifying its supporting structures by adding or removing bone cartilage.
Patients with breathing issues due to inconsistencies in the inside area of the nose can have modifications done by improving the nasal airway.
Rhinoplasty results can either be minor or significant, depending on the type of correction you need. It is important that both you and Dr Scamp agree on the goals of your surgery. As long as your expectations are realistic, Dr Scamp will most likely be able to give you the results you want.
A rhinoplasty should only be administered on a fully developed nose. Total development in males is usually by age 17 or 18 and in females by age 15 or 16. If rhinoplasty surgery is administered before then, the nose will continue to development which can change the results and likely cause complications.
Post-surgery, it is common to experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Patients will need to wear a splint over their nose for one week; they can start wearing makeup as soon as the splint is removed to help conceal any bruising. Regular activities will be restricted for only the first couple of days, but it will be two to three weeks before you can start lifting, bending or participating in strenuous activities. If your job does not involve in activities that cause elevated blood pressure, you should be able to go back to work around ten days post-surgery. Slight swelling around the nose area can last for up to a year, but it will not be very visible to others.
The end results of a nose job are permanent and worth the wait, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at our Gold Coast clinic.