Published January 20, 2015

Procedures for Rhinoplasty in Sydney

Surgical options offered by rhinoplasty surgeons

As you may already know, Rhinoplasty in Sydney is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of a patient’s nasal features. Although it is done primarily for aesthetic reasons, Rhinoplasty surgeons may also be brought in to perform is as a medical procedure to alleviate breathing difficulties.

Now even with the high cost of rhinoplasty in the country, a lot of people turn to the procedure to improve their appearance and seek renewed confidence. It’s a complicated procedure hence plastic surgeons that do offer it have spent years devising a number of procedures to better suit the needs and expectations of their clients.

Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of procedures offered by some of the top Rhinoplasty specialists in Sydney

The closed approach

Also known as “closed rhinoplasty”, rhinoplasty specialists in Sydney begin the procedure by placing the patient under general anaesthetic. The required incisions for the operation are made on the edge of the nostrils concealed from plain sight which is a significant advantage during recovery.

To reshape nasal bone and cartilage under closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon divides the nasal tissues from below the nostrils. Reducing nose size can often be accomplished splintering the nasal bone. Shape and size can be added by using grafts collected from other parts of the patient’s body – ears, bones, ribs, etc. If necessary, surgeons can also opt for implants or grafts and human tissues from a compatible donor.

In concluding the operation, the surgeon will install a nasal splint to secure the surgical changes made to the patient’s nose and offer added protection. Nostrils are also packed with nasal stuffing to manage the bleeding and may cause breathing discomfort a few hours after the operation.

The advantage to closed rhinoplasty is that there is the absence of noticeable scars. The downside is that it limits the surgeon’s access to the internal structure of the nose. It is often recommended for patients that don’t require much reshaping internally.

Open Rhinoplasty

Often described as the more invasive approach when it comes to Rhinoplasty, open nose surgery grants the surgeon complete access to the internal features of the patient’s nose. The incisions are made to divide the “columella” – the skin that divides the two sides of your nostrils. The skin is then lifted from the rim of the nostrils enabling the surgeon to work on the inner structure of the nose.

Most rhinoplasty surgeons prefer open rhinoplasty as it makes the nasal structure easier to work with. More importantly, the surgeon is able to predict the results better as he can clearly see the inner structure of the patient’s nose. The downside of course is that it’s a lot more invasive which means more recovery time for the patient and higher chances of visible scarring especially for patients with dark complexion and thick skin.

The non-surgical approach

It’s technically not a procedure under rhinoplasty in Sydney but one that is still worth mentioning. Botox injections can be done as a non-surgical and less expensive alternative to Rhinoplasty. A special substance is injected unto the nose to shape unsightly bumps. Contrary to popular belief, Botox injections don’t make a patient’s nose any bigger but simply smoothes the silhouette of one’s nasal features.

Results are quick and far less pain is involved. Unfortunately Botox injections do not address any issues with the internal structures of the nose and is only recommended for patients who seek small subtle changes in nasal appearance.

So there you have it – a few of the most common procedures performed by Rhinoplasty surgeons! Which one do you think suits you best? That is something that you’ll have to discuss with your nose surgeon. Arrange a consultation today with one of the top Rhinoplasty surgeons in the country! Call Dr Tavakoli on 1300 368 107 and speak with a proven and reputable expert when it comes to Rhinoplasty 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.