Different aspects of your nose can be addressed to improve both cosmetic and functional concerns.
Rhinoplasty can help you if you’re looking for a new shape to your nose
Also known as a nose job, a rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose. Patients seek a nose surgery (rhinoplasty) 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a procedure in which the nose is altered 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.
What does the rhinoplasty procedure involve?
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.
Is rhinoplasty surgery possible at any age?
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.