Published February 1, 2015

Are you a Good Candidate for a Nose Job in Sydney?

Nose surgery – is it for you?

People can opt for a nose job in Sydney for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were born with a misshapen nose (deviated septum) or perhaps you just want your nose to look better – too wide, big or bulbous, etc. In some cases, nose surgery can be undertaken for medical reasons (to correct breathing problems). Whatever the case, there are a couple of things that you’ll need to consider to determine whether or not the operation is something that you ought to look into.

Some factors to consider before getting a nose job in Sydney

The first order of business is to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.  The cost of a nose job can be quite significant but it can cost you a lot more if you develop complications after the operation. Some of the best nose surgeons in the country are expected to meet with you for the procedure and will keep a number of things in mind – age, physical health and mental health. Ask yourself why do you want the surgery and maintain reasonable expectations out of the procedure.

The next step is to find a good rhinoplasty surgeon. You may already know somebody who has gone through the operation and are happy with results or you can compile a list of plastic surgeons in your area and make arrangements to meet them.

Once you walk in for a consultation you would want to make sure that you deal with a surgeon that has the necessary license and qualifications. Discuss your needs thoroughly with such a surgeon and ask any questions or concerns that you may have about the procedure. A good and reputable plastic surgeon ought to be able to address your questions and help you set the right expectations. Get an accurate quote and learn all that you can about the procedure and what it can do for you.

At this point you’ll have to think about whether or not you can really afford the operation. Go over the quote given to you and realistically ask yourself if it’s something that you can manage. If necessary, you might look into some financing options. Beware of cheap nose surgeons offering so called ‘bargain nose jobs’ as it is often performed by inexperienced and unqualified surgeons which multiply your risks of developing complications.

On the day of the operation

So if you’ve decided to push through with the operation! You’ll have to make preparations for the operation. Your surgeon ought to have already given you some pre-operative instructions. Refrain from drinking or eating anything a few hours before the operation and have someone accompany and drive you home after the operation.

Once the operation is over, you’ll have to deal with the recovery process which may include significant pain and swelling. You can’t expect to see the results you want immediately after the operation as the recovery process can be quite lengthy and may take as long as 2 years although you can expect to see noticeable improvement after 3 weeks. By then all the pain and swelling ought to have already subsided.

So there you have it – a few important things that you need to know and consider about the operation? Think you can handle it? Why not book a consultation with one of the top nose surgeons in the country? Call Dr Tavakoli today on 1300 368 107 to better discuss your needs for a nose job in Sydney.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.