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Nose Correction

Sometimes referred to as a Nose Job, Nose Reduction or Nose Correction are all common procedures which reshape the nose to be smaller, bigger, narrow the alars (nostrils), alter the shape of the tip or bridge and angle between the upper lip and the nose, alter deviation or any combination of these, into a proportion that will balance and enhance your face.

Nose surgery is popular with both men and women as it can improve the shape, size and appearance of your nose, which can result in changing the overall definition of your face. It can also make breathing easier for people with congenital abnormalities or those who have suffered trauma to the nose. Your nose is composed of bone and cartilage with a thin layer of muscle underneath your skin and fat.

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Australian Surgery Destinations  Sydney
Surgeon: Australian Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Consultation: $299 Plastic Surgeon Consultation Fee
Surgery Time: 1 – 3 Hours
Anaesthesia: General Anaesthesia only is used
Post-Operative Appointments: Local: will be arranged with the surgeon; Non-local the following day
Recovery & Results: 12 – 24 months
Bruising and Swelling: Typically up to 2 weeks, full healing and swelling up to 3 months
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Open Rhinoplasty

This technique involves only one extra incision, cutting the skin at the bottom of the nose and separating the 2 nostrils, from the underlying framework of the nose. Depending on if the size is to be increased or reduced, the Surgeon will manipulate the bone and cartilage to the desired shape – either by an incision inside the nostrils or across the Columella (the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils).

Closed Rhinoplasty (Endonasal)

all of the incisions are positioned internally so there are no visible scars, however, this technique makes repositioning of the nasal skin more difficult and there is limited visibility but the bruising and healing time is usually less. Some work on the septum, repairing nasal depressions or minor reshaping of the tip of the nose and fracture repairs can be achieved with a Closed Rhinoplasty technique. There is also limited access to the nasal framework, so this technique is not usually chosen where the objective is mainly to improve the profile or shape of the nose.

Alarplasty (Decrease nostrils) – incisions are made to remove nasal skin and tissue at the base of the nose to make it more proportional with the width of the nose. The procedure is done in 30 – 45 minutes. The patient is made to recover from the sedative for approximately an hour and a cold compress is applied over the operative site.

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Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential especially if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:


  • Swelling, bruising “panda eyes”, abscess (from infection – rare), Adhesions (scars internally), numbness, reaction to anaesthesia and other medications
  • Perforated Septum


  • Asymmetry (Symmetry never guaranteed)
  • Weakness or sinking
  • Over rotated tip, Pinched tip

FAQ’s – Rhinoplasty

Difference between Open and Closed Rhinoplasty?

The main difference is a small incision is made on the underside of the nose where the skin is pulled up to perform an Open Rhinoplasty. This gives the Surgeon more access to the nasal framework, where a Closed Rhinoplasty has challenges and technical limitations due to the lack of surgical access.

When can I go back to my normal exercise routine?

You can resume your exercise routine about 4-6 weeks after surgery. Don’t do anything that might increase nasal swelling so avoid having your head lower than your heart. Exercise gently at first and see how you go.

Do I need to wear a nasal cast/splint and packing?

Your Surgeon will generally require you to wear a nasal cast and packing for the first 5 – 7 days after your Rhinoplasty, and this is removed at your post-surgery follow up.

How long does the swelling and bruising last?

The swelling will generally last up to 12 months. After 6 months the swelling will almost be unnoticeable. Some people have more bruising than others and this can generally last up to 2 weeks.


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