Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which the nose is repaired and reshaped for better form and function.
The nose is an important part of one’s overall facial appearance and a symmetrical and balanced shape can really contribute to a pleasing aesthetic. If you are concerned about the size or shape of your nose, you might consider rhinoplasty surgery. The procedure is an effective treatment when it comes to resolving breathing issues, as well as a range of cosmetic concerns. Read on to find out more about the surgery, and what it involves…
What issues can rhinoplasty resolve?
Rhinoplasty can help to resolve a number of functional issues, including injuries, damage caused by infection or cancer, breathing problems and birth defects. The treatment can also correct a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including a crooked nose and a hump or dent on the bridge of the nose.
Who is suited to the procedure?
Rhinoplasty is often a popular option for individuals who would like to have their nose reshaped for a combination of cosmetic and functional reasons. It is important to note, however, that the nose must be fully developed in order for the surgery to be successful. For this reason, we recommend that rhinoplasty is performed on men above the age of 18 years old, and women above the age of 16 years old.
Before you go ahead with rhinoplasty surgery, we recommend that you come in for a consultation so that you can discuss any questions or concerns you might have, as well as your particular aesthetic goals. Dr Andrew Broadhurst will explain the procedure to you and let you know if you are a suitable candidate.
What does the surgery involve?
During rhinoplasty surgery, Dr Broadhurst will use one of two techniques: open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. During open rhinoplasty, Dr Broadhurst will make small incisions across the tissue between the nostrils. This technique is often recommended in cases where a twisted or crooked nose is being repaired, or when the tip of the nose is being reshaped.
During closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, incisions are made inside the nostrils. This technique is typically performed in cases where it is necessary to reduce the size of a dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose or when the size of the nostrils is being reduced.
How long does recovery take?
It is completely normal to experience some pain, swelling and bruising following rhinoplasty surgery. You may also notice some congestion, as well as numbness. These side effects will resolve over time, although you may experience mild swelling for up to a year following your procedure.
In most cases, patients make a full recovery after around three weeks following surgery. Dr Broadhurst will let you know how best to manage any pain and swelling.
If you would like to find out more about rhinoplasty at Enhance Plastic Surgery, please have a look here. Dr Andrew Broadhurst is a specialist cosmetic and plastic surgeon and operates in facilities in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. He prides himself on his attention to detail and is highly regarded in his field for his surgical skills. To find out more about Dr Andrew Broadhurst, please have a look here.
If you would like to find out more about the rhinoplasty procedure, or to arrange a consultation, please get in touch here. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!