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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
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.
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 Anh can also perform augmentation rhinoplasty
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.
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.
For more information on rhinoplasty, please contact our friendly team today.