Rhinoplasty Surgeon Adelaide | Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Surgeons Australia deliver specialist rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery operations for the face in the Adelaide region. Offering nose job specialist consultations with the best plastic surgeon in Adelaide, including North Adelaide, Wakefield, Croydon, Hindmarsh and Alberto SA area.

The latest trend in rhinoplasty surgery in Australia is all about the “natural” look away from the 80′ s “operated look” seen in numerous Hollywood stars. Surgery of the nose is one of the most popular of all plastic and cosmetic surgery operations. The ideal patients for a rhinoplasty are those seeking out an improvement in the way they look, not seeking perfectness. Rhinoplasty may be performed by itself, or commonly combined with breast enlargement in younger patients or Facelift/eyelift surgery in more mature patients.

The surgeons at Adelaide Rhinoplasty are Renowned Specialist Plastic Surgeon with an interest in Rhinoplasty for cosmetic and functional purposes. Dr Ben has carried out around 690 cosmetic Rhinoplasty cases. Dr Bright completes both cosmetic Rhinoplasty as well as functional Septoplasty and also Turbinoplasty for breathing problems.

The ideal age for Rhinoplasty is 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 puffinessing primarily if the patient has very thick, oily and sebaceous skin.

Rhinoplasty Adelaide Nose Surgery: The Modern Approach

Rhinoplasty: Arises from the Greek word: Rhinos “Nose” and Plassein, “to shape”. Therefore a “nose job” is cosmetic surgery of the nose and it is among the more common of all plastic surgery procedures.

The recent Australian trend in Rhinoplasty is the “natural” look and NOT the upturned and “pixie” look of the 1980s. However, if you wish for a cute or Hollywood or “sculpted” nose, please talk to your Adelaide Rhinoplasty specialist doctor at the time of your nose surgery consultation.

Suitable Candidate for Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery

The best patients for Rhinoplasty are looking for an improvement in the way they look, not those searching for 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 your nose and your upper lip.
4. Shorten or lengthen the overall size of your 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) hence improving breathing even further.

How Long Does Surgery Take?

Primary Rhinoplasty normally takes two hours, however more complex 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 Adelaide.

Choosing the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult operations in cosmetic surgery. In Australia Rhinoplasty is performed by a few different groups of doctors. Your ideal 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 Adelaide Rhinoplasty by Dr Bright. Please research your chosen surgeon thoroughly and specifically for the Cosmetic Rhinoplasty procedure. Just because a surgeon is great at breast enlargement, doesn’t necessarily mean he is a great nasal surgeon. Remember, this is a very difficult operation.

Recovery Post Nose Job Surgery:

During the first two to three days after Rhinoplasty surgery, your face will certainly feel puffed up, the nose may likely ache, and you may experience headaches. You should plan on resting with your head elevated for the first couple of days. There will be swelling and bruising around your eyes, worsening for around four days. Some patients also get very swollen lips and cheeks including difficulty smiling. Each these symptoms will subside within 3 weeks of the nose procedure. 7 days post surgery all nasal packing, dressings, splints and stitches from the Rhinoplasty can be removed. You will feel significantly 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. Expect a little swelling around your eyes for the nextseveral weeks. As the swelling die down, you will start to see the improvements from your nose surgery. Rhinoplasty healing is divided into 2 phases. The early surgical recovery outlined 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 much worse around the eyes Try applying cold compression to the affected area. Apply cold ice packs up to 3 times each day for approximately 30 minutes. Do not do the same directly on your nose which can remain extremely sensitive for weeks. It may also help to elevate your head especially when you are sleeping to help decrease the swelling. If necessary, you may 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 carried out to finalise the outcome of Rhinoplasty. 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 requires an extremely expert surgeon. The problems that can be resolved 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 inherent issues with secondary or tertiary nasal revision. The results of this procedure depends on what your original doctor has done to the structure of the nose. If the damage done in the initial procedure is great then the result of revisional surgery can be less than ideal.

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