Rhinoplasty is a popular form of cosmetic surgery designed to correct the size, shape, and symmetry of a patient’s nose. The surgery can also be used to correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or some other structural abnormality. For many Newcastle and Hunter Valley-area patients, rhinoplasty opens the door to a new world of beauty and self-confidence.
When performing rhinoplasty, Dr. Newton will reshape the underlying bone and cartilage of the nose to meet the goals of the individual patient. If necessary, he may augment the natural tissue with artificial implants to create the desired look. The procedure is performed through discrete incisions at the base of the nose to minimize scarring.
When performed correctly, rhinoplasty should not impede breathing or negatively affect the structural integrity of the nose. However, care must be taken during the healing process to ensure that the nose is not injured, as even slight injury could create the need for revisional surgery. Patients will need to wear a protective splint on the nose for up to two weeks after rhinoplasty. Most patients will be able to return to all normal activities after about a month, but the final results of the procedure will not be reached for up to three months.