Rhinoplasty Surgeon Melbourne | Best Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Surgeons Australia provide specialist rhinoplasty and further plastic surgery operations for the face in the Melbourne and VIC region. Offering nose job specialist consultations with the best plastic surgeon in Melbourne, including Melbourne CBD, Port Melbourne, Carlton, Flemmington. South Melbourne, and St Kilda VIC areas.


The latest trend in rhinoplasty surgery from Australia is 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 tecnniques. The best candidates for a rhinoplasty are those looking for seeking out a more balanced look, not those pursuing perfectness. Rhinoplasty can be performed by itself, or commonly combined with breast enlargement in younger patients or Facelift/eyelift surgery in older patients.

The doctors at Melbourne 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 executes both cosmetic Rhinoplasty as well as functional Septoplasty and also Turbinoplasty for breathing problems.

The suitable age for Rhinoplasty is in between 20-40. Between the ages of 16-20 the surgeon must 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.

Rhinoplasty Melbourne Nose Surgery: The Modern Approach

Rhinoplasty: Comes 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.

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

Suitable Candidates for Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery

The ideal candidates for Rhinoplasty are looking for more balance in the way they look, not those searching for downright perfection.

1. Remove the hump or the bump over the bridge of your nose.
2. Improve a crooked nose by re-aligning your nasal bones. 3. Improve the angle between your nose and the upper lip.
4. Shorten or lengthen 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 operations may take longer. Revisional surgery takes longer and patients will want to have different levels of expectations.

The Cost of Nose Surgery in Melbourne.

Choosing the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated operations in cosmetic surgery. In Australia Rhinoplasty is performed by cosmetic surgeons. Your best choice in choosing a surgeon is word of mouth, personal before and after photos, and your personal research . You should get cost estimations of Melbourne Rhinoplasty by Dr Bright. Please research your surgeon thoroughly and specifically for the Cosmetic Rhinoplasty procedure. Just because your surgeon is great at breast enlargement, doesn’t 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 immediately after Rhinoplasty surgery, your face is going to feel puffed up, your 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, worsening for around four days. Some 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 should be removed. You will feel substantially better in your second week of recovery.

The most uncomfortable aspect of the recovery after 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 a little 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 preliminary 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 compression up to 3 times a day for approximately 30 minutes. Whatever you do, don’t do the same directly on your nose . It may also help to keep your head in an elevated position 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

Sometimes a previous nose job or rhinoplasty surgery did not go well, or achieved the desired look. In these cases, you may wish to perform a rhinoplasty revision. Secondary or Revisional surgery may well need to be done in order 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 requires an extremely skilled surgeon. The problems that can be remedied include:
1. Excessive nasal length
2. Round tip & Polybeak deformity
3. Supratip scarring
4. Excessive hump removal
5. Crooked nose

There are many fundamental problems with secondary or tertiary nasal revision. The results of this procedure is dependent on what your original surgeon has done to the structure of the nose. If the damage done in the initial operation is great that the result of revisional surgery can be less than ideal. 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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