Rhinoplasty can help you if you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose
Also known as a nose job, a rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose. With the nose being one of our most defining characteristic of our face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. Patients seek a nose surgery for many varying reasons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with; others feel that ageing has changed their nose’s appearance; some patients have suffered an injury which may have distorted the nose; and yet other patients need to improve their nose’s function and breathing ability.
The Rhinoplasty procedure
If you would like to enhance the shape or correct the positioning of your nose, Dr Yang can correct numerous different aspects of the appearance and function of your nose including shape, projection, prominence, and defects. Both functional and cosmetic reasons can be addressed with a rhinoplasty. Incisions are made, typically inside of the nose where they won’t be very visible, and the bone and cartilage support system of the nose are accessed. Then, certain amounts of underlying bone and cartilage are removed, added to, or sculpted to provide a newly shaped structure or size.
Before any procedure is performed on the nose, a patient must reach full growth, usually around age fifteen or sixteen. Exceptions are cases in which breathing is severely impaired.
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a procedure in which the nose is reshaped and sculpted in order to improve its overall appearance and function. During the procedure, various aspects of the appearance and function of the nose may be adjusted, including the shape, projection, and prominence. Any defects caused by injury may also be repaired, and breathing ability may be improved. As the nose is one of the most defining characteristics of the face, even a slight alteration can significantly improve one’s appearance.
During the procedure, incisions are usually made inside the nose so that the bone and cartilage support system can be properly accessed. Underlying bone and cartilage are removed or reshaped, depending on the case.
We usually recommend that a patient must have reached full growth before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. For this reason, most rhinoplasty patients are at least fifteen or sixteen years old. We do make exceptions, however, for patients whose breathing ability is severely impaired, in which case we will perform a thorough assessment to determine whether nose surgery is an appropriate treatment.
Rhinoplasty performed by a plastic surgeon in Brisbane
If you have any questions regarding our procedures or would like to book a consultation with Dr Yang, don’t hesitate to contact us.