Rhinoplasty Surgeon Wollongong | Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Surgeons Australia provide specialist rhinoplasty and further plastic surgery operations for the face in the Wollongong and South Coast region. Offering nose job specialist consultations with the best plastic surgeon in Wollongong, including Illawarra, Port Kembla, Bulli, Thiroul, Corrimal and Figtree NSW areas.

The current look in rhinoplasty surgery in Australia is all about the “natural” look far removed from the 80′ s “operated look” found in countless Hollywood stars. Surgery of the nose is the most common of all plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. The best patients for a rhinoplasty are those searching for an improvement in the way they look, not seeking perfectness. Rhinoplasty can be performed by itself, or commonly combined with breast enlargement in younger patients or Facelift/eyelift surgery in older patients.

The physicians at Wollongong Rhinoplasty are Renowned Specialist Plastic Surgeon with an interest in Rhinoplasty for cosmetic and functional purposes. Dr Ben has carried out around 750 cosmetic Rhinoplasty cases. Dr Bright conducts both cosmetic Rhinoplasty and also functional Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty for breathing problems.

The suitable age for Rhinoplasty is in between 20-40. Between the ages of 16-20 the surgeon needs to make an assessment based on physical and psychological maturity. After the age of 40 the Rhinoplasty surgeon needs to take the patient’s skin quality into account as the cosmetic result could be affected by excess nasal tip swelling especially if the patient has very thick, oily and sebaceous skin.

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Rhinoplasty Wollongong Nose Surgery: TheModern Approach

Rhinoplasty: Originates from the Greek word: Rhinos “Nose” and Plassein, “to shape”. Therefore a “nose job” is cosmetic surgery of the nose and it is one of the more common of all plastic surgery procedures. In fact Rhinoplasty was amongst the first cosmetic plastic surgery operations ever performed way back in 1898.

The current Australian look for Rhinoplasty is the “natural” look and NOT the upturned and “pixie” look of the 1980s. However, if you wish for a dainty or Hollywood or “sculpted” nose, please discuss your desires clearly with your Wollongong Rhinoplasty specialist doctor at the time of your nose surgery consultation.

Suitable Candidates for Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery

The best patients for Rhinoplasty are those people who are looking for an improvement in the way they look, not those searching for absolute perfection.

1. Remove the hump or the bump over the bridge of your nose.
2. Improve the crooked nose by re-aligning your nasal bones. 3. Improve the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
4. Increase or Decrease the length of the nose.
4. Increase or decrease nasal tip projection.
5. Narrow the nostrils if required. Straighten the deviated septum hence improving breathing.
6. Reduce the bulk of air filters (turbinates) improving breathing even further.

How Long Does Surgery Take?

Primary Rhinoplasty typically takes two hours, however more challenging nose surgery procedures may take longer. Revisional surgery takes longer and patients will want to have different levels of expectations.

The Cost of Nose Surgery in Wollongong.

Choosing the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated operations in cosmetic surgery. In Australia Rhinoplasty is performed by a few different groups of doctors. Your best choice in choosing a surgeon is word of mouth, personal before and after photos, and your personal research . This should also include cost estimations of Wollongong Rhinoplasty by Dr Bright. Please research your surgeon thoroughly and specifically for the Cosmetic Rhinoplasty procedure. Just because a surgeon can perform a breast enlargement, doesn’t mean he is a good nasal surgeon. Remember, this is a very difficult operation.

Recovery Post Nose Job Surgery:

During the first two to three days immediately after Rhinoplasty surgery, your face is going to feel puffed up, the nose could ache, and you may experience a dull headache. You should plan on resting with your head elevated for the first couple of days. There will be swelling and bruising around the eyes, reaching a peak after four days. A few patients even get very swollen lips and cheeks and have difficulty smiling. All of these symptoms will subside within 3 weeks of the nose procedure. 7 days post surgery all nasal packing, dressings, internal and external splints and stitches from the Rhinoplasty can be removed. You will feel substantially better in your second week of recovery.

The most unpleasant aspect of the recovery following the Rhinoplasty operations is the inability to breathe through the nose for several days due to swelling. This usually improves within four weeks of undergoing the nose job procedure. You should expect some swelling around your eyes for several weeks. As the swelling subsides, you will start to see the improvements from your nose surgery. Rhinoplasty recovery is divided into 2 phases. The early surgical recovery described above followed by a slow process of healing and scar modulation that can take up to 2 years in some patients.

Swelling tends to be considerably worse around the eyes and you can better manage the situation by applying cold compression in the affected area. Apply cold compression up to 3 times each day for around 30 minutes. Do not apply ice directly on your nose . It also helps to elevate your head especially when you are sleeping to help reduce the swelling. If necessary, you can take pain medications as prescribed by your plastic surgeon.

Rhinoplasty Revision

Occasionally a previous nose job or rhinoplasty surgery has not gone well, or achieved the desired result. In these cases, you may wish to perform a rhinoplasty revision. Secondary or Revisional surgery frequently need to be done to achieve your desired look. This is far more common in Men and Women with thick oily (sebaceous) skin. The best time to perform this is around 12-18 months after the first operation.

Revisional surgery is complicated and calls for an extremely experienced surgeon. The problems that can be fixed include:
1. Excessive nasal length
2. Round tip & Polybeak defect
3. Supratip scarring
4. Residual hump or Excessive hump removal
5. Crooked nose

There are many fundamental concerns with secondary or tertiary nasal revision. The results of this operation is dependent on what your original cosmetic surgeon has done to the structure of the nose. Sometimes the damage done is so great then the result of revisional surgery can be reduced. Sometimes, the surgeon will use Ear cartilage or cartilage from the Rib in order to build all the structures destroyed by the primary surgeon. Bone use is no longer recommended in revisional surgery.

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