About The Procedure
As the nose is the central focal point of the human face, choosing a respected rhinoplasty Melbourne surgeon is of the utmost importance. Surgery on the nose for cosmetic reasons or reconstructive purposes following cancer or trauma is something that requires a considered approach.
Rhinoplasty is probably the most intricate, and finely balanced plastic surgical procedure, during which deviations and deformities can be accurately diagnosed and corrected. Canvas Plastic Surgery is pleased to be a leading choice in rhinoplasty Melbourne residents can trust.
Vectra XT 3D Imaging
3D image manipulation is the best way to ensure that you understand what we are trying to achieve with rhinoplasty. Melbourne clients have enjoyed having a visual of their perspective changes as even the smallest difference in your nose can affect your appearance.
Improvements to the profile, size, shape and length of the nose can all be demonstrated and manipulated with the Vectra XT 3D technology to assist us in reaching an understanding of what we are aiming for and realistic comparison of the outcome. The ability to see what that might mean on a 3D image of your face provides reassurance for both the surgeon and the patient that the goals we have in mind match the tools we have to achieve them.
Will My Nose Bone Need To Be Broken?
Osteotomies (controlled fracturing of the bone) are often required to reposition the nasal bones in order to straighten the nose and also preserve the contour of the back. A significant hump reduction will always require osteotomies to be performed.
Surgery & Recovery Time
The Rhinoplasty procedure is performed under general anaesthetic in an accredited hospital. The procedure can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on the complexity of the presenting problem and can be completed as a day procedure. However, it is preferable that you stay overnight to ensure that you are feeling comfortable and that there are no bleeding problems.
You will need to allow around two weeks for recovery in terms of work and social commitments. However, this can vary from patient to patient. The amount of swelling and bruising that you experience will depend on whether the bone needs to be fractured or not, but it should settle over two weeks.
The only external scar from the procedure is on the columella which is the small bridge of skin between the nostrils. This scar heals well and is generally very difficult, if not impossible, to see. The other incisions are internal and are concealed within the nose, so no scar is visible.
Bleeding, infection, wound healing problems and scarring are among the potential complications of any procedure, including Rhinoplasty. It is important to remember that general anaesthesia itself also carries a small risk. Breathing may also be affected if the internal dimensions of the airway have been changed. Shape asymmetries, bony edges and visible cartilages beneath the skin can result.
Further Information on Rhinoplasty Melbourne
In deciding to have Rhinoplasty, it is critical that you see a qualified specialist plastic surgeon to discuss your options and suitability for the procedure. We look forward to meeting you at Canvas Plastic Surgery to do this with you and to answer any questions that you may have.