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Common reasons people consider rhinoplasty

If you are considering rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation to discuss your interests and address your concerns. Reasons to consider a rhinoplasty include:

  • Decreasing the size of the nose
  • Changing the width or the shape of the bridge
  • Removing a hump
  • Improving the appearance of the nose and upper lip
  • Change the tip
  • Change the size or shape of the nostrils
  • Correct nasal problems
  • Correct deformities caused by trauma
  • Correct deformities caused at birth

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the procedure?

A rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia. You will need to be fasted for about 4-6 hours prior to surgery to avoid complications with any anaesthetic medication.

There are two main techniques performed by most surgeons – opened and closed techniques.

Open Technique

Surgical incisions are across the skin that separates your left and right nostrils. The skin is then lifted up to expose the nasal skeleton. Many surgeons believe this technique allows direct visibility and surgical access. Open rhinoplasty allows your surgeon to critically analyse the anatomy of your nose more effectively so he can perform the most detailed and precise work. An open rhinoplasty also exposes any abnormalities that were not clear from your initial examination.

Closed Technique

Surgical incisions are made inside your nose and specialised instruments are used to divide your skin from your bone and cartilage. It is then through these incisions that your bone and cartilage are re shaped. Skin is then re draped over your bone and cartilage. The closed technique is considered far less invasive than open rhinoplasty and the healing time is far less.

When will I see final results?

For some patients it can take up to 12 – 24 months to see the final shape of your nose.

Is a nose job permanent?

Yes, a rhinoplasty is permanent.

Will there be scars?

Wherever there is an incision in the skin, a scar is formed. The open technique will almost definitely lead to a tiny hardly noticeable scar in the skin between your nostrils

If you decide to adopt the closed technique, all incisions are inside your nose, therefore no scars will be visible.

At Contour Clinics, post-surgery, laser scar removal is offered complimentary to all patients that may experience scarring.

How long will the swelling and bruising last?

After any invasive surgical procedure, you will experience swelling as the area operated is exposed to tissue trauma. Most of the bruising and swelling after your rhinoplasty will subside within the first week. Right after the splint is removed, your nose will appear extremely swollen. You may think your nose looks worse at this point, however, the swelling actually increases before it subsides. 90% of swelling is reduced with in the first 6-8 weeks and the remaining 10% can take up to two years to fully subside.

How long does it take to recover?

Patients are expected to stay home for at least one-week post-surgery. After the surgical procedure has completed, we will pack your nose to reduce oozing and/or bleeding. You will have a moustache looking dressing over the upper lip below the nostrils to collect any nasal drainage. You can take off the dressing two days after surgery.

You will be required to wear internal splints to support the newly corrected cartilage and bone. After 5 days the splints are removed. We will have moulded a cast around the bridge of the nose to aid in healing and to secure the nose to support the new bone structure. This cast will also stay on for 5 days and is removed along with the splints at your five day post-surgery follow up appointment.

It is recommended that you do not resume any physical activity for at least two weeks, however in some cases patients need to wait one month to recommence their normal routine.

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Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

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