Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

The nose is the most prominent of facial features and has intrigued artists, sculptors and surgeons for centuries. Rhinoplasty represents the ultimate in surgical procedures balancing form and function and is one of the most sought after procedures performed by Dr Guy Watts. The goal of a rhinoplasty is to improve overall facial aesthetics in a natural and harmonious way. Whether you are interested in improving the size, shape, profile or proportion of your nose we can help. A beautiful nose not only has to look good but it needs to perform an important duty. Good airway function is a primary goal of all rhinoplasty surgery completed by Dr Watts. Primary nasal breathing issues in those patients who are happy with the shape of their nose can also be addressed. With his unique blend of facial plastic, cosmetic and craniofacial experience Dr Watts offers an artistic and customised approach to create a beautiful and natural looking nose for you.

 

There are two techniques which may be used to perform a rhinoplasty- the ‘closed’ where all incisions are made inside the nose, and the ‘open’ where most incisions are kept to the inside of the nose except for one small external incision across the skin at the base of the nose. Dr Watts is experienced in both open and closed rhinoplasty techniques and after a thorough consultation will discuss with you the best technique to help you achieve your ideal nose!

WHAT CAN A RHINOPLASTY DO FOR ME?

• Straighten the nose
• Alter the size of the nose
• Alter the shape of the nose
• Reduce a dorsal hump or bony irregularities
• Refine larger or drooping tips
• Improve the height and/or width of the nasal bridge
• Repair defects secondary to traumatic injury
• Correct problems from previous nose surgeries (revision rhinoplasty)
• Improve breathing and functional problems
• Correct a deviated septum
• Reshape or reduce nostril size
• Improve asymmetries
• Correct any disproportion of the nose

 

Dr Watts uses advanced computer imaging to help you visualise how your nose may look after surgery. While this does not guarantee the exact results it will help you understand the procedure and develop realistic expectations regarding your results.

RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY PERIOD

Dr. Watts will typically perform your rhinoplasty on an outpatient basis, using either general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. The length of the procedure will depend on the technique required but on average will take 1-3 hours to complete. After surgery you will be observed for a few hours to ensure your initial recovery is progressing well before you are allowed to return home with a friend or family member.

 

Written procedure specific information sheets will be given to you in order for you to prepare for your surgery and the recovery period. You may experience mild to moderate discomfort after the procedure and so a postoperative analgesia regime will be tailored to meet your specific needs. On average you should expect to have a swollen nose and possible early bruising and swelling around the eyes. Your nose may have a splint applied after surgery; in most cases the splint is removed after one week. The majority of the initial swelling will have subsided within the first 7-10 days with mild residual swelling persisting for a number of months, predominantly in the tip of the nose. Dr Watts will gladly discuss and disclose all possible risks, benefits and alternatives involved at the time of your consultation.

 

Dr Watts and his team are dedicated to providing ongoing care, support and guidance throughout your entire journey. They will be readily available to answer any further questions you may have to ensure a safe and smooth recovery. Please call our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr Watts, the premier Plastic Surgeon Perth has to offer, to discuss how a rhinoplasty may benefit you.