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Nose Surgery

Also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping surgery can be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Because the nose is the central focus of the face, its size and shape tends to determine the rest of the facial proportions. By adjusting those factors, even slightly, Dr Thomas is able to bring a much more balanced look to the entire face. Rhinoplasty may also be performed for medical reasons, such as to correct a deviated septum that is interfering with breathing.

Candidates for Nose Surgery

Candidates for nose surgery may have any of the following concerns:

  • A nose that is too big in proportion to the rest of the face
  • A prominent concave or bump on the bridge of the nose
  • A nose tip that is too rounded or too pointed
  • An internal defect interfering with breathing, such as a deviated septum
  • A nose that is crooked or asymmetrical due to injury

 

About the Procedure
Nose surgery is normally performed under general anaesthesia. Incisions are usually placed in the tissue underneath the nose (columella) that separates the nostrils, and inside the nose. Visible scarring is minimal after the procedure. Nose surgery may take 1-3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

See Before and Afters

What to Expect after Surgery
After surgery, the nose will appear bruised and swollen, but most these side effects will usually subside within a few weeks. A nasal splint is typically used to hold the nose in its new shape until it heals. Results will start to become evident quickly; however, full results of nose surgery may take up to one year as the nose continues to heal and swelling goes down completely.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most performed plastic surgeries today, in part because it can achieve dramatic results for the patient. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr Thomas on 03 9034 7738 to schedule your personal consultation.

Dr Damon Thomas