Cosmetic Procedures

Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping)

Procedure
Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems. (May be eligible for a Medicare rebate)
Length
1 to 2 hours or more.
Anesthesia
Local with sedation, or general.
In/ Outpatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches. Some bleeding and stiffness.
Risks
Infection. Small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny, permanent red spots. Incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.
Recovery
Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or sunburn: 8 weeks. Final appearance: 1 year or more.
Duration
Permanent

Doctors performing this procedure: Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping) in Australia

Doctors performing this procedure: Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping) outside of Australia