Rhinoplasty

Desiring a change in the shape of the nose, or nose reshaping is one of the most frequently requested facial plastic surgery procedures. It is the most prominent facial feature, and it is very common to meet patients who have been unhappy with the appearance of their nose for most of their lives. Patients can become shy and introverted, and in extreme cases, their personal and professional life may suffer. A Nose job can have a profound effect on appearance and, when done well, can boost confidence and self-esteem

 

Alternatively, patients who have been very happy with the appearance of their nose undergo some form of physical trauma with a resultant nasal fracture and change in the shape of the nose. Uncorrected, this can be devastating for some patients with a serious loss of self-confidence that can affect personal relationships and work performance.

 

The object of rhinoplasty is to create a harmonious natural appearing balance between the patient’s nose and other facial features. It is extremely important for you to communicate your desires to your plastic surgeon, Dr. Pincock so that an exact plan is developed for your surgery that is tailored personally to what you’re after.

 

Come to a leading Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Sydney

 

With any surgical procedure on the face, it is important to ensure that your surgeon has the appropriate training, this is especially true of rhinoplasty. It is imperative to ensure that your surgeon is well trained and has the necessary skills for performing rhinoplasty. Many surgical maneuvers can be performed to change the nasal shape, making it smaller or shorter, making the tip narrower, straightening the nose, removing a dorsal hump etc. In modifying the shape of, however, the function should not be sacrificed. Not all the surgeons undertaking this procedure have the knowledge, skills, or experience required to perform this complex surgery. plastic surgery and otolaryngology training dedicates an extensive part of its program to rhinoplasty, and facial plastic surgeons are often uniquely qualified to perform this job. They are not only trained in techniques that make your nose smaller or straighter, but also in those that preserve or improve your nasal breathing. For these reasons, you should only ever have your Rhinoplasty surgery performed by a surgeon who has Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology) training.

 

Get the Nose job done right.

 

A functional nose assessment is critical before your surgery.

 

Many people who are happy with the appearance of their nose require a rhinoplasty for breathing problems; this is often called “functional rhinoplasty” and sometimes it is necessary to straighten your septum or address your sinuses at the same time. In these cases, insurance may cover some or the majority of the costs involved with your surgery.

 

At your initial consultation, Dr. Pincock will perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation, occasionally including an examination with a small bre-optic telescope. Other diagnostic tests can be done, depending on the severity of the problem, but they are seldom required.

 

With most modern techniques the majority of incisions are made during the nose surgery, but occasionally a small incision will be made between the nostrils. The skin is then separated from the underlying bone and cartilage, which are then reshaped according to the desired shape, this may require cartilage grafts from the nasal septum, in revision rhinoplasty these grafts can be obtained from auricular (ear) cartilage, rib cartilage, cranial bone or implant materials. The incisions are then closed. A splint is typically applied to the outside of the nose and needs to stay for about a week.

 

Dr Pincock will see you in the office five to seven days after the procedure to ensure that healing is progressing well and to clean out your air passages, so as to ease your breathing. Some swelling is expected afterwards, and you may need to use medications or nasal spray to keep your nasal passages open. Keeping the head elevated and applying cold compresses helps to reduce the swelling. Pain is usually minimal, but you will be prescribed pain medications to take as needed. The splint and the sutures will be removed in about a week. The majority of the swelling resolves during the first month, but your nose will continue to adjust its shape over the next twelve to eighteen months.

If you are looking to get a nose job (Rhinoplasty) in Sydney, contact Dr Pincock for a consultation.

 

Dr Pincock practices in Bella Vista, which is convenient for those patients residing in Blacktown, Seven Hills, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta, and Castle Hill or anywhere else in the Norwest region.

 

Dr Tobias Pincock MBBS FRACS (OHNS) AAFPS AAFPRS