Rhinoplasty In Perth
Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a cosmetic nose surgery, a nose job or nose reshaping, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the nose.
The surgery includes changing the size of the nose, altering the profile, correcting any defects and narrowing the span of the nostrils. The procedure may also be performed for functional reasons, such as breathing difficulties secondary to airway problems, including septal deformities and turbinate enlargement.
Perth Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon Dr Timothy Cooper performs cosmetic nose surgery with steps that will strive to achieve the best results, according to each patients’ aesthetic goals.
Common aesthetic concerns with the nose
The procedure can address a variety of aesthetic concerns. Commonly, patients may be concerned about an overly large or long nose, a dorsal hump (a large hump on the bridge of the nose), a ‘drooping’ tip, an asymmetrical, a crooked or bulbous appearance, or the size of the nostrils.
As well as addressing specific aesthetic concerns of the patient, nose job procedures will aim to achieve facial balance and harmony. We have advanced computer imaging that will enable us to show you what you can look like after the procedure.
What to consider before surgery
If you’re considering undergoing rhinoplasty, it will be important to discuss the procedure with your surgeon to set expectations ahead of time. Undergoing a nose job can enhance one’s appearance, according to your personal aesthetic preferences. However, it is important to hold realistic expectations.
The best candidates are those with clear expectations, and it’s important that our patients are in good physical and psychological health before considering a nose job. During an in-person consultation, each candidate can discuss their health history, and any lifestyle factors that need to be considered to determine if they are suitable for surgery.
Plastic Surgeon Dr Cooper has a particular interest and expertise in both aesthetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty. He spends a considerable amount of time during his consultations with clients, discussing their individual goals and what is achievable. He uses state-of-the-art technology and advanced computer software to discuss the various options available and the goal is to reach a consensus as to what is an aesthetic ideal for each of his patients.
When it comes to planning for your surgery, communication is incredibly important. During the initial consultation at our clinic, our surgeons will discuss the procedure with you and ask what you want to achieve. 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. This can 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, such as chin augmentation, may be recommended if there is an imbalance.
When it comes to planning for your rhinoplasty surgery, communication is incredibly important. During the initial consultation at our Perth clinic, Dr Cooper will discuss the procedure with you and ask what you want to achieve with rhinoplasty surgery. The structure of your nose and face will then be carefully evaluated to discuss the possibilities.
Understanding the rhinoplasty procedure is important as there are factors that could affect the results. This can include the structure of your nasal bone, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, and your age.
Costs of rhinoplasty in Perth
Cosmetic nose surgery is not a one size fits all procedure – every patient will have different procedure steps to suit individual features and personal aesthetic preferences.
The steps of the procedure can influence total procedure time and other aspects, such as anaesthesia fees, which will determine the total costs of the surgery. Surgery fees can also be influenced by the experience level of the surgeon, however, the higher the experience of the surgeon, the better your chances will be of achieving your desired results and lowering the potential for complications. When it comes to plastic surgery, it is important to be willing to invest to put yourself in the best hands possible.
For an accurate procedure costs outline that thoroughly considers the specific details of your procedure, you will need to have an in-person consultation with Dr Cooper.
After your surgery, you can expect swelling for several days around the area operated on. Your face will feel puffy and your nose may ache. Your anaesthetist will prescribe medication to reduce any discomfort you may experience after your surgery.
We recommend that you stay in bed for the first day after your surgery, with your head elevated to aid with the healing process. If your procedure requires nasal packing, it will be removed prior to discharge and you will begin to feel much more comfortable. Any swelling or bruising from the nose surgery will start to disappear within two weeks, although subtle swelling will remain for several months.
Most patients who undergo a nose job at our clinic can return to work a week following the surgery. However, it may be several weeks until you are completely ready to return to your normal schedule. You will be given some guidance in further detail as to what you should and shouldn’t do throughout your recovery period, with consideration to your personal lifestyle and routine.
Your look after cosmetic nose surgery
After the surgery, it is easy to forget that your results can take some time to show, since the face can become quite bruised and swollen initially. 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, and some swelling is quite a normal part of the body’s healing process. While you will begin to see an improvement as soon as the swelling has subsided, the complete, final results after having a nose job may not be apparent for a year or longer.
Risks and complications
As with all cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved with undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. However, major complications are infrequent. In terms of what can be experienced during recovery, patients can expect swelling, bruising and pain that can be managed with prescribed medication.
To better explain the risks, it’s important to note there are two different approaches to the rhinoplasty 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 external scars will be present. In over 95% of cosmetic nose procedures Dr Cooper performs at our Perth clinic, he uses an open approach. In addition to temporary swelling and nasal stuffiness, other problems may include bleeding and septal perforation.
The most common complication is when the aesthetic ideals are not realised, particularly if the patient had unrealistic expectations as to what can be achieved with the surgery and given the results are somewhat subjective. In 10% of cases, a revision procedure may be offered to alter the results.
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated with them. In addition, every procedure has limitations. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit. Although the majority of patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss each of them with your plastic surgeon to make sure you understand all possible consequences of Rhinoplasty surgery.
How to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon in Perth
The decision to undergo cosmetic nose surgery is quite personal, and so is deciding which surgeon you will feel most comfortable with. Before selecting a surgeon, make sure that you thoroughly research their qualifications and experience. A Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon like Dr Cooper will have extensive experience within the field of plastic surgery and have undergone years of intensive training.
It can also be helpful to view some before and after photos displayed on their website. This can give you a general idea of what can be achieved with cosmetic nose surgery, as well as give you an indication of what your results may look like. However, it is important to keep in mind that rhinoplasty surgery is highly personalised, and each patient can expect results that suit their own individual features.
Last, but not least, meet your surgeon in person for a consultation. Dr Cooper is committed to providing the highest level of care for each of his patients, ensuring that you can make a properly informed decision on whether or not surgery is right for you.
An alternative option to surgery: Non-surgical nose job
Not sure if rhinoplasty surgery is for you? Non-permanent soft tissue fillers are a valid option when there are minor defects in the nose shape. They can be administered in an outpatient setting and create results that last for a significant amount of time. They are a low-cost option to consider for those who don’t want to undergo a surgical change. If this sounds like a good option for you, contact us today to find out more and book a consultation.
Rhinoplasty Before and After
Rhinoplasty In Perth FAQ's
Generally, it’s best to recuperate at home where things are familiar, and you can easily access help, if necessary. Some people elect to go away for their recuperation after rhinoplasty, and that should be fine – however, it will be important that you have adequate access to wound care and can receive help with daily chores throughout the earlier days of your recovery.
Surgeons will always aim to create minimal scarring by carefully choosing incision placement, however, the placement of the incision will also need to be the most suitable and effective for the nature of the procedure. Scarring is unfortunately a risk of any surgical procedure, however, this does not mean that you will necessarily be left with noticeable scarring. Scarring can fade over time and can be minimised by following recovery instructions, providing the body with a sufficient recovery period.
Following your rhinoplasty procedure, you will be prescribed pain medication which may be an analgesic or an anti-inflammatory, or sometimes a combination, and this prescription is given to you by your anaesthetist. If you have concerns about post-operative pain relief, please ensure that you discuss these with your anaesthetist.
Plastic Surgeons undergo extended rigorous training which involves at least seven years of post-graduate study. Under current legislation, anyone can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, provided that they are a doctor. However, unless you have a higher specialist qualification in plastic surgery you are not allowed to call yourself a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Cooper is a qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who performs cosmetic surgery, backed by years of extensive experience.
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