The nose is the focal point of the face. The structures of the nose are in close relationship with the chin and the eyes, making the nose an important facial characteristic. When the nose is too big or too small, has an unruly bump, or lacks definition, it can often disrupt the entire facial harmony. Those who are unsatisfied with their nasal appearance may be considering plastic surgery to reshape the nasal structure. Rhinoplasty is a common procedure performed to correct the cosmetic concerns of the nose.View Rhinoplasty Gallery
Rhinoplasty is performed to reshape and resize the nose to create a smoother, more defined nasal structure. Whether a patient wants a smaller nose, to correct a crooked septum, or to remove a dorsal hump, Dr Zoumaras will employ a customised procedure for each patient. Patients can expect a better-sculpted nose with a beautifully defined nasal profile.
Since the nose resides in the middle of the face, it isn’t surprising that it affects the entire facial appearance. Dr Zoumaras can make small changes to the nose by addressing the nasal tip, nasal dorsum, and bone/septum. Once the nose is structured into the desired shape, many patients will notice how small alterations to the face can create better facial symmetry.
Many people may not feel confident showing off their face, especially taking pictures, when they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. After the appropriate corrections are made, patients will be excited about the transformation made to their entire facial appearance. They can happily smile in pictures knowing they have a nose that doesn’t stand out but rather blends in with the rest of the face.
A revision or secondary rhinoplasty is surgery on the nose after a primary rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is delicate surgery on the tiny structures that make up the nose, and sometimes revision surgery needs to take place to further refine the tip and dorsum and assist with the functional side of breathing. This can occur more commonly with rhinoplasty surgery, as the primary surgeon often does less to the nose because even slight changes can have a significant impact.
A splint (internal and external) may be placed over and/or inside the nose to hold the nasal structures in place for proper healing for seven to 10 days. Patients should limit their activity, avoid touching the nose, and keep the head elevated. Nasal packing may also be used for additional support. There will be some swelling and bruising, the face may be puffy, and the eyes may be swollen. Cold compresses can be used to minimise swelling and reduce pain. Patients should refrain from strenuous activities for several weeks or until the doctor has cleared them.
Open rhinoplasty does result in some scarring, but many patients will notice it is minimal and will become less noticeable over time, if visible at all. Closed rhinoplasty scars will not be visible at all since they are concealed within the nose.
Dr Zoumaras is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and customises every procedure to the individual patient. The cost of surgery will depend on the technique employed, anaesthesia and operating costs, and the extent of the surgery.
Minimal pain and discomfort are normal following surgery. Patients should expect some soreness from the swelling and bruising at the surgical site. Pain can be managed with prescribed medication.
Patients who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose may be ideal candidates for rhinoplasty. It is important that patients are in good health, do not have any serious medical conditions or illnesses, and have realistic expectations.
No; after surgery, you will be able to return home. It is important that you have a designated person to drive you to and from hospital and care for you for a few days after your surgery. In some cases, you may need to remain in hospital for one night.
Rhinoplasty is surgery. Patients should be prepared knowing that results are not immediate. The recovery process following surgery can take up to one year before all residual swelling subsides. However, once full results are achieved, patients can expect to enjoy their results for many years.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with rhinoplasty. Some potential complications include:
Rhinoplasty is commonly combined with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, facelift surgery, and chin implants for overall facial rejuvenation.