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Nose Job Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Many people are unhappy with the shape of their nose. Patients may be self-conscious about a hump on the bridge, a nasal tip that is too wide or bulbous, or nostrils that are too big. The issue may be the result of a previous injury that has left the nose crooked, or patients may have difficulty breathing through one or both sides of the nose. Some patients simply feel that their nose is out of proportion with the rest of their facial features.

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Whatever the problem, virtually all parts can be reshaped and changed in size by altering the cartilage and bone in the nose. The hump can be removed, the tip can be made finer and more defined, the nose can be straightened, lengthened, shortened or narrowed, and breathing improved.

 

It is important that you know what it is about the nose that concerns you, and how you would like to see it changed, in order to agree on realistic goals before the surgery. If you do not, however, different nasal shapes can be visualised with computer imaging in order to communicate your concerns with your surgeon.

 

Nasal reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, usually requires a general anaesthetic and you may be required to stay in hospital overnight. For less invasive procedures, day surgery is also appropriate and this is something Dr Kohout will discuss with you in your personal consultation.

Is rhinoplasty right for me?

Any of the following conditions may make you a good candidate for rhinoplasty:

  • You have a hump on the nasal bridge seen from profile.
  • Your nasal bridge is too low.
  • Your nose looks too wide when seen from the front.
  • Your nose looks too small or too large for your face.
  • The nasal tip droops
  • The nasal tip is thickened or enlarged.
  • Your nostrils are excessively flared.
  • Your nose is off-centre or crooked.
  • Previous injury has made your nose asymmetrical.
  • You have breathing difficulty because of previous injury.

Does medicare and private insurance cover rhinoplasty?

While most insurance plans will not pay for aesthetic nose reshaping, they frequently will cover surgery performed on the internal structures of the nose to improve breathing problems. Medicare and private funds also cover nasal deformities from trauma or birth defects. Dr Kohout will discuss this with you at the time of your consultation.

To find out about our pricing, please see our Face Surgery Pricing page

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