Rhinoplasty surgery can change the shape and size of the nose, as well as the functionality of the nose. Even the slightest alteration in the contour of your nose can significantly enhance the beauty and aesthetic of your face.
Rhinoplasty is an operation on the nose to change the shape of the nose and also quite commonly to change the functional aspects of the nose, such as to straighten the nose and straighten the septum to improve the breathing. Rhinoplasty is a nose job, as most people would commonly call it. Most rhinoplasties we do are day surgery. People are concerned about pain post-operatively because we do quite commonly have to make breaks in the bones. Generally what we do though is use long acting anesthetic, which is put in after the patient is asleep and certainly I don’t find that pain is a big issue with the operation. I’ve never had anyone say they wouldn’t have their rhinoplasty again because of the pain. So it’s day surgery, most people make a good recovery, they have a plaster on for about a week, they may have some swelling for a couple of weeks but in general terms they make a very quick functional recovery. It may be a couple of weeks for social recovery, to be presentable in public. There are many care item numbers for rhinoplasty surgery depending on certain criteria. Certainly if your nasal deformity has been caused by trauma than you will get many care item numbers which is applicable if you have private health insurance. But also many times if we are required to use cartilage grafts or septoplasties and various other maneuvers during the surgery then many care item numbers are applicable. This is very important because it may mean that 50% of the costs are covered and payed for by a heath fund if you are actually in a health fund.