Your guide to rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure which allows Mr David Morgan to help correct numerous different aspects of the appearance and function of your nose. These include shape, projection and prominence, as well as defects which you may have had since birth, or incurred in an accident. In fact, rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries.
Mr David Morgan has a particular interest and extensive experience in helping his patients to enhance or repair the shape of their nose through rhinoplasty. Download the guide to find out what you can expect from rhinoplasty with specialist plastic surgeon, Mr David Morgan.
Rhinoplasty Melbourne: Our goal is to produce a nose that appears natural, functions properly, and is in harmony with the rest of your face.
Here at Renew Plastic Surgery in Melbourne we treat many patients seeking to correct the shape and size of their nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures and is a special interest of Dr David Morgan.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Our goal is to produce a nose that appears natural, functions properly, and is in harmony with the rest of your face. Your wishes about the type of nose you want are listened to carefully, and you will be given a realistic appraisal as to what can be achieved with surgery. Surgery can change many of the features of your nose, including:
- prominence of the bridge
- appearance of the tip
- overall projection and symmetry
- birth or post-traumatic defect
- relieve breathing problems
Is Dr Morgan experienced in this procedure?
Rhinoplasty is a special interest of Dr Morgan that he performs frequently and has undertaken further study in. At your consultation, Dr Morgan will be able to show you before and after photos of his own patients, many of who will likely have had the same concerns about their nose as you. With a special interest in rhinoplasty you can rest assured knowing that your surgeon is not only passionate about your treatment but is also highly experienced in this particular area.
How is it performed?
The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia and as either a day procedure or overnight stay. Most of the surgery is done from within the nostrils, but occasionally a small external incision needs to be made. A splint is worn for a week post-surgery and bruising and swelling will generally have settled after two weeks.
How long will I need to recover?
Everyone will experience anaesthetic or recover from an operation differently. Although uncommon, complications can also occur and result in a longer recovery time. Generally, most patients will recover sufficiently in two weeks to return to social activity and office-based work. More physical activity may require an extra week.
Who should/should not consider this type of surgery?
The best results are achieved in those with a clearly defined concern and realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve. In situations where this is not the case, the outcome from surgery may often be disappointing.
You should not consider this type of surgery as a response to a personal or professional crisis, or under the encouragement of somebody else. Any decision to undergo surgery needs to be for the right reasons. All surgery entails an element of risk, and you should not make any decision regarding surgery at a time of stress.
Being healthy and happy with your decision increases the chances of achieving a satisfactory result. Smoking, other medical conditions, and being overweight can make surgery unsafe. These and other risks will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.