The rhinoplasty information pages within the site are dedicated to patient education about rhinoplasty and in particular, rhinoplasty in Sydney. Rhinoplasty in Australia is actually performed by a relatively small group of surgeons compared with the United States and Europe. It is important for patients to have a thorough understanding of what techniques will be used as part of their surgery as well as the background and training of their surgeon.
Rhinoplasty has long been recognised as one of the most challenging cosmetic operations and is the most challenging nasal operation. There are a multitude of techniques that may be used to achieve different functional and cosmetic outcomes. It is very important to distinguish between rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons and rhinoplasty which also needs to address breathing, snoring or sinus problems. Unfortunately sometimes these problems can occur after cosmetic rhinoplasty if certain preventative measures are not taken.
The information on this website may seem overwhelming but you do not need to read every page before your first consultation. Many of the techniques described here are a useful reference to understand your surgery in the planning stage.
Rhinoplasty aims to bring your nose into balance with your face. The nose should look natural and compatible with your ethnicity. When we look at a face we mostly look at a person’s eyes and the nose simply needs to compliment the face rather than drawing attention to itself due to any crookedness or unnatural appearance.
I do hope that this information about rhinoplasty is useful to you and I would welcome your questions.
Dr Roth is a Sydney based specialist Rhinoplasty, nose and sinus surgeon. He performs more than 150 rhinoplasty procedures and more than 300 nasal surgery procedures per year. He is an ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon with Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship training from Australia, the United States and Europe.
The articles below serve as an introductory information to planning your rhinoplasty procedure. You are very welcome to write down any questions that arise from reading this information and discuss them with Dr Roth personally during your consultation.
The blog is a useful area for discussions of the latest Rhinoplasty techniques in use and current trends.
Dr Roth’sbefore and after gallery discusses some common examples of rhinoplasty conditions and their treatment. Rhinoplasty before and after photos
Dr Roth has contributed extensively to the patient Q&A forum on www.realself.com.
Please browse the pages below for more rhinoplasty information.
Your Rhinoplasty Journey
I want a rhinoplasty, what do I do?1. Office consultation
All new patients will have a private consultation with Dr Roth. The time allowed will depend on the reason for the consultation and the possible surgery required. Our reception staff will ask you the reason you are seeing Dr Roth beforehand and attempt to allocate an appropriate consultation length. Sometimes more than one consultation is necessary. Not every patient is a good candidate for every surgery or procedure. Click here to learn more…
What do I need to do to prepare for the day of the Surgery?On the day of your surgery you will arrive at the hospital you have selected. You will have fasted for eight hours prior to your scheduled surgery time. The hospital will contact you the day before surgery to advise you what time to come to the hospital. Click here to learn more…
What is Rhinoplasty anaesthesia?People are often more nervous about the anaesthesia used during the surgery than the surgery itself. It can be quite confusing when trying to understand what anaesthesia is used for what procedures. Rhinoplasty can be performed under many levels of anaesthesia. Click here to learn more…
How is the recovery after the rhinoplasty?You will have an external splint on the outside of your nose. Please keep it dry. It will be removed with any external stitches 1 week after your surgery. It is helpful to get the splint wet during your shower on the day it is due to be removed. It will then slip off more comfortably. Click here to learn more…
What do I need to Plan for my Rhinoplasty?People seek nasal surgery for a variety of reasons. In addition to enhancing their appearance, rhinoplasty can provide patients with relief from functional problems such as nasal obstruction and sinus infections. This connection between nasal form and function means that cosmetic alterations Click here to learn more…
Are there any Benefits?What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?
A nose should ideally breathe well and naturally compliment the appearance of the face. Many people put up with nasal problems for many years and are amazed at the improvement in their quality of life after the procedure. Click here to learn more…
Should I get a nose job?What is a “nose job?”
A nose job is actually a general term that covers a whole range of different smaller procedures and options to address problems with the nose. It may include treatment to address breathing problems, sinusitis, ear pain, facial pain, headaches or snoring. Click here to learn more…
What are the different types?
There are many types of rhinoplasty procedures. A rhinoplasty may be purely functional, cosmetic or a combined procedure.A rhinoplasty can also be performed entirely from within the nose without any outside scars, a “closed approach rhinoplasty”. Click here to learn more…
What is a “functional” rhinoplasty and how can that help me?A “functional” rhinoplasty is a type of reconstructive rhinoplasty where the primary aim of the surgery is to improve breathing (the “function” of the nose). There are a number of causes for breathing problems in the nose that are best addressed through a functional rhinoplasty. Click here to learn more…
Is rhinoplasty right for me?Before embarking on any facial plastic surgery procedure it is important to take some time to thoroughly understand the procedure itself. This includes an appreciation of what can and cannot be achieved in your particular case and the development of realistic expectations. Click here to learn more…
How do I choose a rhinoplasty surgeon?Rhinoplasty in Sydney is performed for the large part by surgeons from two different training backgrounds – Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists and Plastic Surgeons. Click here to learn more…
Revision RhinoplastyThe emotional impact of a failed rhinoplasty can be very severe. Patients have often waited many years for their rhinoplasty and have invested much hope in their initial surgery and surgeon. Rather than the improvement they sought they can be left with a disappointing outcome. The impact on self-esteem and self-confidence can affect nearly every aspect of every day life leading to embarrassment, insecurity and depression. Click here to learn more…
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?A “rhinoplasty” is a term we use to encompass a whole range of techniques aimed to address either functional or cosmetic changes of the nose. A “septoplasty” , “endoscopic sinus surgery” or a chin implant are common adjuncts to a rhinoplasty procedure. Click here to learn more…
Will my insurance company help pay for my rhinoplasty?
In many cases the answer is yes.Private health insurance companies are required to pay for medical services that fall under the guidelines of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (the MBS) if a patient is covered for those services as part of their policy. Click here to learn more…
Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does a Rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of a Rhinoplasty is dependent on whether the surgery is for functional or cosmetic reasons. Other factors include whether you have private health cover and what level of cover this is. Click here to learn more…
Rhinoplasty pre and post-operative information
Rhinoplasty pre-operative informationRhinoplasty is a complex procedure whether it is performed for the first time or as a revision procedure. In many cases a graft is used to create stability and balance in the new nose shape. Using the patient’s own cartilage, either from the nose itself or a donor site, Click here to learn more…
Rib graft rhinoplasty pre-operative informationRhinoplasty is a complex procedure whether it is performed for the first time or as a revision procedure. In many cases a graft is used to create stability and balance in the new nose shape. Using the patient’s own cartilage, either from the nose itself or a donor site, Click here to learn more…
Rhinoplasty post-operative informationYou will have an external splint on the outside of your nose. Please keep it dry. It will be removed with any external stitches 1 week after your surgery. It is helpful to get the splint wet during your shower on the day it is due to be removed. It will then slip off more comfortably. Click here to learn more…
Nasal problems that can be treated with rhinoplasty
Specific rhinoplasty techniques