Dr Timothy Cooper and his team at Rodin Clinic are the leading cosmetic specialists offering a full suite of cosmetic surgery, including rhinoplasty in Perth.
Our procedure for rhinoplasty is otherwise known as: Nose Surgery, Nose Job or Nose Reshaping.
Nose Surgery Overview
Rhinoplasty, otherwise referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose which includes changing the size, altering the profile or correcting any defects. This type of surgery also extends to narrowing the span of the nostrils and performing surgery to relieve any breathing problems. Dr Timothy Cooper has a particular interest and expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty in Perth.
Plastic surgery is certainly an option to consider but it is important to discuss the procedure with your surgeon to set expectations ahead of time. Whilst undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure in Perth can enhance one’s appearance, it won’t necessarily bring a dramatic change or cause others to treat you differently.
The best candidates are those with clear and realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. Good physical and psychological health is important.
Dr Timothy Cooper and the staff at Rodin Clinic are committed to providing high standards for all patients. Contact us today for more details about our advanced procedure for rhinoplasty in our Perth clinic and what you can expect.
What are the risks of undergoing Rhinoplasty?
As with all cosmetic procedures that involve surgery, there are some risks involved, although major complications are infrequent. Perhaps the most common risk our patients in Perth face is not meeting all expectations, especially when they were high to begin with.
There are two different approaches with the procedure. When the surgery is performed from inside the nose, no scars are visible. However, when it requires an “open” technique or narrowing of flared nostrils, small scars will be present. In addition to temporary swelling, other problems may include:
- Septal perforation
- Skin problems
Such issues are typically rare in nose job procedures, but we take preventative measures to reduce any risks.
Planning the Surgery
When it comes to planning your rhinoplasty surgery, communication is incredibly important. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the procedure and ask what you want to achieve with rhinoplasty. The structure of your nose and face will then be carefully evaluated to discuss the possibilities.
Understanding the procedure is important as there are factors that could affect the results. These include the structure of your nasal bone, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, and your age.
Advanced computer imaging allows us to provide a more realistic picture of what your new nose could look like after the surgery. We show all new patients these images to give them a better understanding of what the nose job procedure can and cannot do. The imaging system allows you to better visualise the proposed changes on how your nose will look following the surgery.
Other procedures including chin augmentation may be recommended if there is an imbalance.
If you have had any previous nose surgery or serious injuries, be sure to tell us as these could affect results, even if they happened years ago. Be sure to also notify your surgeon if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties, are taking medications or recreational drugs, and if you smoke.
If a rhinoplasty procedure in Perth is required to correct a deformity or for breathing problems, you may be able to get a Medicare rebate to reduce the costs. If you have any questions about the procedure or the results you can expect, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Make an appointment to schedule an initial consultation for nose surgery and we will be happy to assist.
Surgery for rhinoplasty in Perth typically takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete although more complicated procedures may require more time. During the procedure, incisions are made to separate the skin from the supporting framework of bone and cartilage. The underlying cartilage is sculpted, reduced or augmented. It may be necessary to harvest extra tissue from the temple, ear or rib. The nature of the sculpting depends on the issue at hand and the look you want to achieve. This also guides the preferred technique used during the procedure. The skin is then redraped over the new nose structure.
Once the nose surgery is complete, a splint is placed to help the nose maintain its shape. Nasal packs may also be used to stabilise the septum.
What to Expect After the Surgery
Once you’ve had your rhinoplasty surgery in Perth, you can expect swelling for several days around the area operated on. Your face will feel puffy and your nose may ache. Using a cold compress can help to minimise the swelling in the area. Your surgeon may also prescribe medication to reduce any discomfort you may experience after your surgery.
We recommend that you stay in bed for the first day with your head elevated to aid with the healing process. The swelling and bruising from the nose surgery will start to disappear within two weeks, although subtle swelling will remain for several months.
For the first few days after the surgery, a little bleeding may occur and you may feel some stuffiness for a few weeks. Be careful not to blow your nose for at least a week to let the tissues heal. If your procedure requires nasal packing, it will be removed immediately after the surgery and you will begin to feel much more comfortable.
After one week, all of the dressings, splints, and stitches will be completely removed
Most patients who undergo rhinoplasty in Perth are able to return to school or work a week following the surgery. However, it may be several weeks until you are completely ready to return to your normal schedule. Your surgeon will schedule follow-up visits in the weeks after surgery to check on your progress. If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.
Your New Look
After the surgery, it is easy to forget that you will be looking better especially when your face is bruised and swollen. Many patients often feel depressed after receiving plastic surgery but it is quite normal and understandable. Rest assured that this stage will eventually pass.
As the days and weeks progress, your nose will begin to look much better. It is important to remember that healing is a slow and gradual process. Slight swelling may be present for months following the procedure.
The final results after getting a nose job may not be apparent for a year or longer. In the meantime, it is normal to have unexpected reactions from family and friends. One thing to keep in mind, is to remember why you decided to have the rhinoplasty procedure in the first place. If your goals are met, then you can consider the surgery a success.
Rhinoplasty Pricing in Perth
The surgical fee for rhinoplasty in Perth commonly ranges from $5000 – $8000. Under Medicare, some costs are rebatable, but there is usually a Gap payment. Correcting traumatic or congenital deformities of the nose may attract an item number. This may also apply if you have functional issues related to a deviated septum. There are other costs such as the Anesthetists fee and hospital fees. The final cost of your nose surgery will depend on your insurance status.
At Rodin Clinic, we recognise that undergoing rhinoplasty in Perth is a major decision. We also understand the costs involved with surgery can be hefty and are pleased to offer you access to our cosmetic and plastic surgery finance partner, Pretty Penny Finance.