05 Feb Cost and Recovery Times of Rhinoplasty – What You Need to Know
As one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, Rhinoplasty – commonly referred to as a nose job – is recommended for more than just aesthetic reasons, with patients also requiring the procedure for health reasons. While many patients do look into Rhinoplasty to achieve a more flattering, natural-looking shaped nose, many others require the surgery to correct breathing problems caused as a result of septum deviation. This is when the bone (nasal septum) that separates the nasal cavity has become crooked or is off centre.
Whatever the reason for the surgery, DR Terrence Scamp M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.S. is best placed to talk you through what Rhinoplasty entails, what your realistic results will be and provide aftercare.
What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty Surgery?
As the needs of each patient can differ greatly, you will need to arrange a one-to-one consultation with Dr Scamp at the cosmetic surgery on the Gold Coast. Several factors must be considered, such as the length and complexity of the surgery, the technique considered to make for the best approach and whether septoplasty (1) is required during the procedure.
A good guide figure for Rhinoplasty performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in Australia is between $7,000 and $12,000. Following a consultation, where you can discuss your reasoning for wanting the surgery and a qualified professional can run through exactly needs to be done in your particular case, as well as taking other details into consideration such as your insurance and follow-up appointments, the final cost could come to more or less than that amount.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty
Although small amounts of swelling only noticeable to you may appear up to a year post-surgery, generally, you can expect to make a full recovery three weeks after the procedure. You will be required to wear a splint over the nose for the first week after Rhinoplasty and Dr Terrence Scamp
may want to arrange follow-up appointments to check that your recovery is coming along as expected.
During your consultation, you will be offered pain management methods to treat any discomfort that you are likely to feel in the days immediately after surgery. Such methods include prescription medication (it is important you discuss the use of medication before and after surgery with Dr Scamp) and applying Vaseline inside the nose several times a day.
Arrange a Consultation at the Surgery
If you are seriously considering Rhinoplasty, either for aesthetic or health reasons, we invite you to get in contact with the surgery to arrange a one-on-one consultation with Dr Scamp. You can call reception directly on (07) 5539 1000 or, alternatively, you can make an appointment online – a member of our team will contact you afterwards to confirm the date and time of your consultation.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Results may vary.
(1) Healthline. (2020). Septoplasty: Procedure, Risks, and Recovery. [online] Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/septoplasty#preparation [Accessed 25 Jan. 2020].