Am I A Candidate For Nose Surgery?

February 25, 2015


There are many ways that a person can enhance the overall appearance of his or her face. Some of these involve the use of surgeries to reduce wrinkling and eliminate the signs of aging. Others involve the use of non-surgical techniques that enhance skin texture and temporarily remove fine lines.

When you visit with Adelaide plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Hamilton, he will determine which options might be best for you and your needs. One option to consider that can make a major impact on your looks is a rhinoplasty.

What is rhinoplasty (nose job)?

A rhinoplasty refers to cosmetic surgeries that are designed to alter the size, shape, and even the internal structures of the nose. These can be performed in various ways depending on the needs of the patient.

Generally, the two ways that a rhinoplasty can be performed are open rhinoplasty and closed. Open rhinoplasty will involve an incision made along the columella, the skin between the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty will involve incisions made entirely inside the nose without external incisions.

As you will see below, there are many different candidates for rhinoplasty. Let’s address some of the most common ones individually.

Rhinoplasty Candidates: Reconstructive Surgery

If you have had your nose injured, broken, or otherwise damaged in an accident or some sort of injury, then you can visit a cosmetic surgeon in Adelaide for a reconstructive rhinoplasty. This will involve the restoration of the shape of the nose in order to enhance your overall appearance. Many people who play full contact sports, for instance, may wish to consider this sort of surgery.

Rhinoplasty Candidates: Aesthetic Enhancement

Rhinoplasty is commonly performed on people who have issues with the overall appearance of their nose. There may be a ridge or bump that they do not care for, or they may find that the appearance of their nose is too prominent and does not complement the other features on their face.

Rhinoplasty Candidates: Respiratory Issues

While the first two cases may seem somewhat apparent, people also tend to undergo rhinoplasty in order to address certain kinds of respiratory issues. This may involve cases of sleep apnea or any other sort of breathing issue related to the shape of the nasal cavity. Not all respiratory issues can be addressed thusly, but quite a few can.

Rhinoplasty Candidates: Full Facial Makeovers

While a rhinoplasty can greatly enhance your appearance on its own, many people who undergo rhinoplasty may do so as part of a combination of other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as Adelaide eyelid surgery, a facelift, or a chin augmentation. This is essentially a means of creating greater harmony of your facial features and enhancing your best qualities. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments can be used for this sort of makeover, with each makeover being customized to meet your needs.

Schedule a Consultation for a Rhinoplasty

If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty in Adelaide and your many other options for facial enhancement, be sure to contact our Adelaide plastic surgery practice today. We look forward to meeting you in person.