Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, improves the appearance of your nose by changing its size or shape. It can also be performed to repair nose deformities associated with birth or injury. By reshaping the underlying structures of your nose, it gives you a better nose profile. If performed for medical purposes, the procedure can help correct breathing problems. Take some time to view our nose job before and after photos of actual patients to see real results.
Good candidates for nose job
The best way for you to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure is to consult with Dr Anh at her clinic in Perth. During your consultation, you will undergo a detailed health assessment. This ensures optimal results and a lower rate of complications. In general, you are a good fit for the procedure if:
- The tip of your nose is drooping.
- You are not a smoker.
- You don’t have a serious medical condition.
- You have a broken nose.
- You have a nose condition known as a deviated septum (occurs when the thin wall in your nose is displaced to one side).
- You have a big or wide nose that is out of proportion to your face.
- You have a bump on the bridge of your nose.
- You have realistic goals.
How the procedure is performed
During the procedure, you will receive general anaesthesia. This will help reduce discomforts. Once your skin is numb, your surgeon will make a small cut inside your nose. Depending on your condition, the cut can also be made at the base of your nose or between your nostrils. Your surgeon will then reshape your nose by adjusting the bone and cartilage. Next, your surgeon will close the incisions using very small stitches. A splint will be applied inside your nose to secure its new shape and position. To prevent blood and fluid from dripping, a small gauze will be placed under your nose.
The recovery period
After your surgery, you will need to sleep with your head elevated. This helps reduce swelling and drain nasal secretions. To prevent complications such as bleeding, you will need to avoid strenuous activities. You will also need to refrain from blowing your nose to prevent putting pressure on your wounds.
For more details, please visit our main rhinoplasty page, or contact us and schedule your first consultation with Dr. Anh.