Why have nose surgery?
Nose surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers individuals the opportunity to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of their nose.
Whether addressing cosmetic concerns, improving breathing, or correcting birth defects or injuries, nose surgery can be a transformative journey. Below we will delve into the various motivations behind nose surgery, providing you with insights and understanding to help you make informed decisions about your own nasal transformation.
Main Motivations for Undergoing Rhinoplasty Surgery.
Below are some of the main reasons people why people may want to undergo Nose Surgery/Rhinoplasty.
- Cosmetic enhancement:
- Many individuals seek nose surgery to improve the aesthetic appearance of their nose.
- Nose surgery can address concerns such as a prominent hump, a droopy or bulbous tip, a wide or narrow nose, or overall nasal asymmetry.
- Correcting functional issues:
- Nose surgery is also performed to correct functional problems that impact breathing and overall nasal function.
- Conditions such as a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or other structural abnormalities can obstruct airflow and cause difficulty in breathing.
- Rhinoplasty can help improve nasal airflow and restore proper functionality.
- Correcting birth defects or injuries:
- Some individuals may undergo nose surgery to correct birth defects or injuries that have altered the shape or function of their nose.
- Examples include cleft lip and palate deformities, nasal deformities resulting from trauma or accidents, or nasal defects caused by previous surgeries.
- Cultural or ethnic considerations:
- In some cases, individuals may choose nose surgery to align their nasal features with cultural or ethnic ideals.
- This can involve maintaining or enhancing specific characteristics that are considered desirable within their cultural or ethnic background.
It is important to note that each person’s motivations for undergoing nose surgery are unique, and the decision should be based on personal desires, realistic expectations, and thorough discussions with a qualified plastic surgeon.
Dr Stephen Kleid performs a wide range of nose surgery in Melbourne
Watch this video about rhinoplasty surgery to find out if it is for you.
Vectra 3D Face Imaging
Vectra 3D Computer Imaging can help demonstrate the results that are expected from your surgery.
Dr Kleid will fully explain any aesthetic aims and limiting factors so you understand what’s possible in terms of size, shape or balance changes.
Dr Kleid will also explain the aim of the Rhinoplasty so that you are confident and know what to expect.
Through Vectra 3D computer Imaging he is able to demonstrate results achievable from nose job surgery.
This ensures all options have been considered before making a decision best for you.
Nose surgery/Rhinoplasty, is a complex surgical procedure that aims to reshape and enhance the appearance of the nose. It is a versatile procedure that can be tailored to address a wide range of concerns, including altering the size, shape, and proportion of the nose, correcting nasal asymmetry, refining the nasal tip, removing humps or bumps on the bridge, and improving the overall facial balance and harmony.
While the specific details may vary depending on the individual case and the surgeon’s approach, below is a general overview of how a nose surgery procedure is performed:
The procedure is typically performed under either general anesthesia. However, the choice of anesthesia depends on the surgeon’s preference and the complexity of the surgery.
The surgeon makes incisions, either inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the columella (open rhinoplasty). The choice of incision technique is determined by the surgeon based on the specific goals of the surgery and the patient’s anatomy.
Reshaping the nasal framework
The surgeon then carefully lifts the skin and soft tissue off the underlying nasal structures, including bone and cartilage. The nasal framework is then sculpted and reshaped according to the desired changes discussed during the pre-operative consultation.
Cartilage grafting (if needed)
In some cases, additional cartilage grafts may be needed to provide structural support or enhance specific nasal features. Cartilage can be obtained from the patient’s own nasal septum, ear, or rib, or it can be synthetic.
Closing the incisions
Once the desired changes have been made, the surgeon repositions the skin and soft tissue over the nasal framework and closes the incisions with sutures or other techniques. If external incisions were made, they are typically well-concealed and will fade over time.
Recovery and post-operative care
After the surgery, the patient is monitored in a recovery area until they are ready to be discharged. A splint or cast may be applied to the nose to support and protect the newly shaped structures. Pain medication, antibiotics, and specific post-operative instructions will be provided to manage pain, prevent infection, and promote proper healing.
It is important to note that each nose surgery procedure is unique, and the specific techniques used may vary based on the individual’s anatomy and the desired outcome. It is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can assess your specific case and create a personalized surgical plan for you.
Rhinoplasty Before and After Gallery
See more of Dr Stephen Kleid’s previous nose surgery patients before and after surgery
Nose Surgery/Rhinoplasty – Recovery
Any Nose Surgery, requires a proper recovery period to allow for healing and optimal results. Here are some key aspects of nose surgery recovery:
Initial Recovery Period
Immediately after the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until the effects of anesthesia wear off. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the nose and eyes. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication and cold compresses can help manage these symptoms.
Splint and Dressings
Your surgeon may place a splint or cast on your nose to provide support and protect the newly reshaped structures. This splint is typically worn for about one to two weeks. Additionally, nasal packing or internal splints may be placed inside the nose temporarily to support the nasal passages.
Swelling and Bruising
Swelling is a natural part of the healing process and can persist for several weeks, gradually subsiding over time. Bruising around the eyes may also occur and usually resolves within one to two weeks. Keeping your head elevated and applying cold compresses can help minimize swelling and bruising.
Pain and Discomfort
Some pain and discomfort are common during the initial days after surgery. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. It’s important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your surgeon.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to care for your nose during the recovery period. This may include cleaning the incision sites, applying ointments or saline sprays, and avoiding activities that could potentially impact the nose, such as blowing your nose forcefully.
It is essential to avoid strenuous activities and exercises for several weeks following nose surgery. Your surgeon will provide guidelines on when you can gradually resume normal activities and exercise routines.
You will have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing progress. These appointments allow your surgeon to assess the results and address any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery process.
It’s important to note that full recovery from nose surgery can take several months, and the final results may not be immediately visible. Over time, as swelling subsides and tissues settle, you will begin to see the final outcome of the surgery. It’s crucial to have realistic expectations and be patient throughout the recovery period.
Remember to closely follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including any medication schedules, activity restrictions, and care guidelines. By doing so, you can help ensure a smooth recovery and achieve the best possible results from your nose surgery.
Dr Stephen Kleid Nose Surgeon
Dr Kleid specializes in performing nose reshaping surgeries, commonly known as rhinoplasty, with the goal of enhancing both the aesthetic appearance and functional aspects of the nose.
Dr Kleid’s expertise lies in creating results that are harmonious with your facial features while considering your unique goals and addressing any functional issues you may have. Whether you desire subtle refinements or more significant changes, Dr Kleid is dedicated to helping you achieve a nose that not only looks beautiful but also functions optimally.
The surgical plan that is best for each patient depends on their unique anatomy and aims.
The assessment of a person’s face begins with an in-depth understanding of what they want from the procedure, which includes discussing options like injectables or implants as well.
It’s crucial during this process to ensure both you and Dr Kleid work together to decide upon the right path for you and the results you desire.
Why Choose Dr Kleid?
Dr Stephen Kleid,
Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.
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What to Bring to Your Consultation
- We encourage you to bring a friend or family member to accompany you, as they can provide an extra perspective and support throughout the process.
- It is important to take thorough notes and carefully review all the documents provided to you.
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