Rhinoplasty (nose job): what you need to know
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What is a rhinoplasty procedure?
Do you want to change the profile, size or shape of your nose?
What can I achieve with rhinoplasty surgery?
Rhinoplasty can alter the nose shape, size and profile. Here’s a list of problems we treat.
- Removing a hump on your nose (also called a high dorsal hump)
- Straightening the bridge of your nose
- Reshaping your nose tip (overprojected tip, underprojected tip, tension tip, bulbous tip)
- Increasing or decreasing the size of your nostrils
- Making your nose bigger (nose augmentation) or smaller when you have a disproportionate nose
- Correcting your nose after an accident
- Opening the nasal passageways
How does rhinoplasty surgery work?
Types of rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty: we make incisions in the vertical strip of skin separating the nostrils (columella). We then lift the skin and soft tissue to see the nasal anatomy. Once the reshaping is done, we stitch the incision. The scar will be hidden as we position the incision strategically in the natural contours of the nose. This type of rhinoplasty is done for major nose reshaping.
Closed rhinoplasty: we make incisions within the nose via the nostrils. Then we separate the skin of the nose from the bone and cartilage. Once exposed, bone and cartilage can be removed, reshaped or augmented to achieve the desired shape. We use this surgical technique for minor nose reshaping.
Revision rhinoplasty or secondary rhinoplasty: if problems persist after previous nose surgery, you need a revision. This can be done open or closed.
"In some cases, we can reshape your nose non-surgically with dermal fillers. These improvements won’t be permanent but will still last up to a year. During our consultation, we will discuss the best treatment option for you."
Preparing for your rhinoplasty surgery
Before surgery, we will take photos of your nose to demonstrate postoperative results
We will need to know whether you are taking medication and we might have to adjust your current medications
You will need to stop smoking well in advance of surgery
You will need to avoid aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs because they may increase the risk of bleeding
After rhinoplasty surgery
Cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is a day surgery procedure. You will be able to leave the hospital on the same day, but you need to make arrangements, so someone can take you home.
Your recovery will depend on the type of rhinoplasty surgery you had.
"If your nose is being reduced in size, using closed rhinoplasty, we will use a splint or we may pack your nose with medicated gauze. Your stitches are self-absorbing so these won’t need to be removed. In case of open nose surgery, we use skin stitches and we will remove these in five to seven days. "
Why Dr Jeremy Rawlins as your preferred Perth rhinoplasty surgeon?
"I strongly believe in the importance of quality when it comes to plastic surgery. Your individual case, your history, your journey,... All are taken into account. Because at the end of the day, the outcomes of my work will influence your day-to-day life."
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St John Of God Wexford Clinic
Level 1, Suite 26
3 Barry Marshall Road
MURDOCH WA 6150
St John of God Mount Lawley hospital
Suite 2, Level 1 Medical Centre
MT LAWLEY WA 6050
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