Your nose is the central element of your face and if it causes you low self-confidence, it could be debilitating to your everyday life

 

 

Commonly known as a ‘nose job’, a rhinoplasty is used to alter the shape, size or profile of the nose. By improving the appearance of the nose, often a rhinoplasty can also improve the performance of the nose, by clearing the nasal passage and opening the airway. The procedure will actively involve shaping the underlying structure that gives the nose its shape by removing or altering part of the structure.

Rhinoplasty can be performed to:

  • Treat crooked or distorted noses
  • Correct any disproportion of the nose
  • Refine larger nose tips or lift droopy nose tips
  • Increase the height of a nasal bridge that appears too flat
  • Reduce a dorsal hump

What to expect in your consultation

The initial consultation can be daunting for you. It is only natural to feel nervous about revealing your concerns about your nose and it is only natural to feel self-conscious when sharing your personal feelings about your appearances with someone you have never met before. Dr Nguyen understands that you may feel this way and will try to make the consultation as comfortable for you as possible.

Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants in Perth will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking a nose job, what results you want to achieve from the nose reshaping surgery and what your expectations are of having the procedure. Dr Anh will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine your condition and candidacy.

Thereafter, she will discuss with you what options are available to you (type of rhinoplasty, scars, need for cartilage grafts etc), complications and implications if a complication were to occur, the steps that will be taken to minimise these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.

She will show you before and after photos of her patients who have had a rhinoplasty, answer any of your questions and provide you with written material about nose reshaping surgery for you to take home. A quote will be given to you at the end of the consultation and the practice manager will explain all of the costs involved in the surgery.

Dr Anh will then discuss with you what options are available (type of rhinoplasty, scars, need for cartilage grafts etc.), complications and implications if a complication were to occur, the steps that will be taken to minimise these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.

Dr Nguyen believes that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal and important one and should not be made without considerable research, information and understanding. That is why she will recommend you go and seek other opinions, obtain as much information as possible and be comfortable with the surgeon you choose to perform the cosmetic surgery for you.

Dr Nguyen will recommend a second consultation with you, to go over things again and cover any further questions that you might have.

Dr Anh can also perform augmentation rhinoplasty

Different to the typical rhinoplasty, an augmentation rhinoplasty is used to build up the nose with fillers, grafts or nasal implants…

An augmentation rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to enhance the shape of the nose. It can also alter the noses profile by adding implants or bone grafts for a stable result designed for longevity.

This surgical procedure enhances the shape of the nose and alters its profile by adding implants or bone grafts for a stable result designed for longevity. The implants come in different shapes and sizes and can be shaped to suit each individual nose. Alternatively it can be achieved using rib graft, cartilage from the ear and or cartilage from the nasal septum. In some instances, a combination of implant and cartilage can be used to increase the side profile of the nose and the tip.

The advantages of using nasal implants…

Implants create a quicker and simpler operation that can be performed under local anaesthetic without the potential complications of using a donor site. The disadvantages of implants are that they are a foreign body that can become infected, extrude, migrate and distort and scar the overlying skin and weaken and distort the underlying nasal framework. When a serious nasal implant complication ensues such as infection or migration, it may require removal of the implant and complex nasal reconstruction.

The advantages of cartilage grafts…

Because cartilage grafts are the patient’s own native tissue, this means it is less likely to have foreign body reactions and infection. The disadvantages are that the surgery is much more complex, there is a donor site which has separate risks associated with it according to where the cartilage is harvested from, the recovery time is longer after this surgery and the cartilage may warp and revisionary work may be required.

It is important to be thoroughly assessed for your suitability for nasal reshaping the nose and that your surgeon discusses all of your options in detail. We will always keep you fully informed about your treatment, and Dr Anh will discuss what treatment will give you best results for your desired nose shape.

Book a consultation with Dr Anh to discuss what options are right for you. 

FAQs - Rhinoplasty Perth

Implants create a quicker and simpler operation that can be performed under local anaesthetic which reduces potential complications. The disadvantages of implants are that they are a foreign body that can become infected, extrude, migrate and distort and scar the overlying skin and weaken and distort the underlying nasal framework. When a serious nasal implant complication ensues such as infection or migration, it may require removal of the implant and complex nasal reconstruction.

Because cartilage grafts are the patient’s own native tissue, this means it is less likely to have foreign body reactions and infection. The disadvantages are that the surgery is much more complex, there is a donor site which has separate risks associated with it according to where the cartilage is harvested from, the recovery time is longer after this surgery and the cartilage may warp and revisionary work may be required.

Using fillers to reshape the nose is known as a NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY. A range of fillers can be used such as hyaluronic acid gels which last 9 – 18 months, calcium hydroxyapatite which may last up to 2-3 years or methylmethacrylate which lasts for a longer time frame. The advantage is that there is no donor site and it can be performed quickly in the rooms and can be supplemented readily. The disadvantages of semi-permanent and permanent fillers are that they can cause foreign body granulomas that can appear at any stage during the life of the filler which need to be removed but can cause scarring and distortion of the nose.

It is important to be thoroughly assessed for your suitability for nasal reshaping and that your surgeon discusses all of your options in detail. We will always keep you fully informed about your treatment, and Dr Anh will discuss what treatment will give you best results for your desired nose shape.

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