Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose by altering the anatomy such as nasal bones, nasal cartilages and skin envelope. It may be a good option if you feel that your nose is not in balance with your face. For instance, a big dorsal hump, a crooked nose or the tip of your nose may appear full and lack definition. Also, nose tip surgery, or tip rhinoplasty, can reshape the tip of the nose by lifting a droopy tip or making it more refined.
Rhinoplasty can also be tailored to your needs without making your nose look dramatically different, especially if you are not sure how the change may impact on your overall appearance and identity.
With 3D imaging and simulation patients can visualise changes, assisting in the communication with your surgeon and the surgical planning.
Nose surgery can also improve your breathing function if you have nasal obstruction caused by nasal/septal deviation and nasal valves narrowing.
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Your nose and your face
Balanced or harmonious facial proportions are consistent features in an aesthetically pleasing face and the same applies to cosmetic surgery of the nose. More on facelift page…
Furthermore, the nose should be seen in the context of the whole face. That relationship with surrounding features can change the perception of the human eye. It is important to perform an aesthetic facial analysis before the nose is assessed on its own merits.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be combined to other procedures to improve facial harmony or for facial rejuvenation. For instance: facial implants, fat grafting and upper lip lift are the most common.
What is the cost of a nose job?
Rhinoplasty surgery has strict medicare definition. If the reason for surgery does not meet the medicare MBS code description, the procedure is classified as cosmetic surgery and the private health insurance will not cover medical and hospital fees.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty cost varies from $12K – 18K and depends on the complexity of the case, length of operation and hospital stay. Dr Rodrigo Teixeira will be able to elaborate a surgical plan and provide you with a cost estimate.
When is rhinoplasty functional or reconstructive?
Nose surgery is cosmetic when none of the following 3 indications are present:
- Airway obstruction
- Acquired, congenital or developmental deformity
- Post-traumatic deformity