Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. The procedure can be done to reduce, widen, narrow, straighten, or reshape your nose.
Not only can rhinoplasty improve the look of your nose, it can also improve your breathing by correcting the bones and the cartilage. Whether you want to fix an injury, improve your breathing, or just get a new look, a nose job can transform your life.
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of Dr Turner’s most challenging and rewarding procedures.
Some of the many benefits of rhinoplasty surgery include:
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a natural looking nose that functions well and is in harmony with the rest of the face. Dr Turner will work with you to create optimal results.
It is important to understand that certain factors create limitations to your rhinoplasty. Tissue healing, skin thickness, previous injury, and facial contours all play a role in your results. Each person’s facial features are unique and everyone’s results will be slightly different.
When you visit our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will discuss the potential results with you and use state-of-the-art computer imaging technology to show you exactly what to expect. If you have been dealing with chronic sinus problems, Dr Turner will do a CT scan of your sinuses to create a treatment plan to manage your symptoms and provide relief.
Prior to your procedure, you will arrive at a private Sydney hospital and be given general anaesthesia. During your operation, the doctor will make the necessary incisions then remove excess bone and cartilage. If it’s necessary to straighten your nose or make it narrower, nasal bones will be cut. After rectifying the framework of your nose, the skin will be positioned over your nose. After the procedure, a small splint is placed on the nose.
Depending on your particular case, Dr Turner may recommend a range of different options.
Open vs Closed
In a closed rhinoplasty surgery, also known as an endonasal rhinoplasty, all incisions are done inside of the nostrils. This means there are no external scars. This type of procedure is done when there is an obstruction in your nasal airway or when there is an aesthetic need to change the internal shape. While this can be a good option for a small number of situations, it has a very limited scope.
If incisions are needed both inside of the nostril and outside of them, an open rhinoplasty surgery is done. Most surgeons prefer the open method because it allows access to the bony part of the nose as well as the underlying cartilage. This enables the doctor to access every element and make highly delicate changes.
Open rhinoplasty is often done for major augmentations, complex nasal deformity corrections, revision rhinoplasty, nasal tumour excision, internal nasal valve dysfunction treatment, nasal tip modification, repair of septal perforations, and non-Caucasian rhinoplasty.
The most common type of rhinoplasty, it’s incredibly common to see men and women looking to reduce the size of their nose. A reduction rhinoplasty can transform your look at enhance your self-esteem.
To create a balanced look, many reduction rhinoplasty patients often opt to have a chin augmentation done at the same time to balance the look of the nose.
Many people find that they don’t need a full change but simply an adjustment to their nasal tip and nostrils. Whether your nose is bulbous, wide, turned up, or has some other feature that you don’t like, this can be a good solution.
This method can be used alone or in combination with other methods to create your ideal nose shape.
This procedure is focused on restoring the support of your nasal framework while changing the contour of it. This is a method of reducing the size of a nose while creating a strong support structure.
There are any number of reasons why a person may need to undergo a second rhinoplasty. Whether you have injured yourself since the first procedure of just aren’t happy with the results, Dr Turner can give you the results you have always wanted.
Whether it’s a minor fix or a major overhaul, a revision rhinoplasty can be transformative. When you visit our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will create a completely customised treatment plan for you and your unique needs.
Did you know that nearly 80% of people have some amount of displacement of their septum? If you have trouble breathing or experience excessive dryness and nosebleeds, a septoplasty could change your life.
If you have a nasal blockage that causes breathing or sinus problems, you may need a septoplasty. In this procedure, your septum is reconstructed. Dislocated septums can be put back in the correct place to improve the look of your nose and resolve any physical issues.
The nasal septum can have a profound influence on both the appearance of the nose as well as the function of the nasal airways. A deviation or curvature of the nasal septum can create the appearance of a crooked nose and also change the appearance of the nasal tip. Septoplasty is often done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.
A septoplasty may also be performed when extra cartilage is required during a rhinoplasty to help strengthen the cartilage structure of the nose to maintain its shape and prevent collapse.
Augmentation Rhinoplasty (Ethnic Rhinoplasty)
An augmentation rhinoplasty is typically customised to suit different ethnicities. This means creating your ideal look while maintaining your unique features.
Typically, an augmentation rhinoplasty procedure is done by increasing the projection of the bridge and tip of your nose. If you have soft nose cartilage, this can increase the length of your nose and reduce the width.
While your rhinoplasty will be customised to you and your unique needs, there are a range of treatments that have been designed to work with the features of each ethnicity.
Generally, Caucasians are looking to get a reduction in the size of their nose. Asians are often looking for augmentations, rather than reductions, that add length to their noses. In the majority of revision rhinoplasties, extra material is needed for constructing the shape. In these cases, the doctor will use your own cartilage from your ears, ribs, or septum.
People of African decent often have a flat nasal bridge with a wide tip. In these cases, an augmentation rhinoplasty can create length and reduce width.
Those of Hispanic and Mediterranean decent often have a dorsal hump, which can be removed from augmentation rhinoplasty while having the tip narrowed and elevated.
With a Middle Eastern background, people often have a narrow nose with a sharp definition. An augmentation rhinoplasty can work with the lack of soft tissue.
Postoperative nose bleeds
Cartilage grafts (donor sites – additional scars)
Nasal septal perforation
Nasal airway alterations
Bleeding or haematoma
Poor Scarring including keloid scars