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Female Rhinoplasty Sydney
About The Procedure
Female Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping surgery that can both provide a different visual aesthetic, and rectify any breathability issues for women of all ages. These days, women want a distinctive look that avoids the standard nose-job that offers a too perfect nose with a turned-up tip and cute appearance.
Some women may have previous nasal trauma due to an accident in their childhood, which affects both breathing and appearance; others may simply wish for a different visual aesthetic to one of the essential features of the face – the nose.
Dr. Hodgkinson can provide a natural and balanced look that suits the rest of the patient’s facial features.
How do I know if female nose surgery is right for me?
The primary goal of female rhinoplasty is the alteration of the shape and appearance of the nose, usually for cosmetic reasons. In some cases, deformities caused by an injury, breathing issues, and discomfort can also be rectified.
The primary visual goal is the creation of a subtle and natural look that works harmoniously with the face. You may want to consider this procedure if you:
- Wish your nose was a different size
- Are an Asian woman who would like a taller bridge
- Want the tip of your nose to have a different shape
- Require some refinement for the bridge of your nose
- Want a different width at the base of your nose
- Have a crooked nose
- Have humps in your nose you would like reduced
- Are experiencing issues with breathing
- Want a more feminine nose
- Want a more masculaine nose
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Rhinoplasty will improve the appearance of your nose, but another significant benefit experienced by patients is a boost to their self-confidence. If you are looking to rectify a breathing issue, you may also experience an improved quality of sleep.
The range of other cosmetic procedures for the facial region that can be performed by Dr. Hodgkinson can improve your body image and sense of self, something that offers benefits every day.
If further evaluation of breathing abilities is required, a CAT or MRI scan may be needed to help in the planning of the procedure. Dr. Hodgkinson gives significant importance and amounts of time to the preparation of every procedure to ensure the best outcomes are reached.
If I decide a nose job is right for me, what next?
Once the patient has found a nose shape they are happy with, the surgery is performed as an out-patient procedure at the Double Bay Day Surgery. Dr. Hodgkinson ensures that this fully licensed and accredited facility is equipped with the finest tools and team to ensure complete comfort for all patients.
The procedure will take roughly one and a half hours, after which you will be required to wear a nose splint for approximately one week. Work or studies can be resumed after seven to ten days with a mild analgesia available to reduce any discomfort you may experience.
How does a Rhinoplasty work and what if I have already had one?
The rhinoplasty procedure modifies the bones and cartilage in the nose to change its shape and size. This skin of the nose will adapt to the new shape over time as well.
If a previous rhinoplasty has been performed and requires rectifying, the secondary rhinoplasty, while somewhat more unpredictable, can correct issues created by a poorly performed initial primary rhinoplasty. Dr. Hodgkinson will assess the nasal skin in these cases as it is sometimes limited in its quality, requiring special attention.
Dr. Hodgkinson, an authority on female Rhinoplasty in Sydney
Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is an expert in female rhinoplasty surgery, and is one of only two Australian surgeons that have been accepted into The Rhinoplasty Society. This elite group features the world’s top surgeons in the Rhinoplasty procedure. Surgeons must undergo extensive vetting to achieve this status, having their expertise validated as innovators in their field.
Dr. Hodgkinson can provide a realistic image of your potential new nose along with all necessary information to ensure you are completely comfortable and make an informed decision. He is sought-after by patients the world over due to his deep commitment to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery and the in-depth pre-procedure process that he offers every patient.
If you are undergoing the procedure to correct a breathing issue, a Medicare rebate may apply. Dr. Hodgkinson will give you all of the necessary information for this during your consultation. You can also find some preliminary information at MBS Online.
- My only issue is with breathing, do I need cosmetic surgery?
Most breathing issues can be rectified by the rhinoplasty procedure, but an assessment to confirm this is vital. If your septum, which is the internal divider between the nostrils, has been damaged, a cosmetic procedure can help. This will also alter external structures, clearing the airways, and improving your breathing.
A before and after Female Rhinoplasty procedure as performed by Dr. Hodgkinson.
This procedure is known as a ‘septoplasty,’ which is the best path forward for those with breathing problems caused by an injury. The rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures are able to be performed at the same time, improving both appearance and function in one surgery. If you have an issue with swelling due to allergies or dust in your turbinates (internal nose structures), this too may be rectified via a modification to help breathing abilities.
- I am unhappy with my flat nose, can this be rectified?
It certainly can. Dr. Hodgkinson is an expert in altering flat noses in both Caucasians and Oriental rhinoplasty. He is able to build up the bridge of the nose to provide an improved aesthetic, creating a better balance with the eyes. Asian patients find this gives a more Eurasian appearance, which they prefer.
An example of a built up the bridge of the nose to provide an improved aesthetic, creating a better balance with the eyes.
This procedure can be done with silicone however these are considerable problems long term with foreign material in the nose. Dr. Hodgkinson's unique process uses the patient's own tissue or a small piece of bone from the elbow to produce a more refined profile creating a more desirable appearance when viewing the face from the front. This result lasts a lifetime.
This highlights the upper part of the face and has been performed by Dr. Hodgkinson hundreds of times with few problems, as opposed to the silicone process, which tends to extrude or be rejected over time.
- Will people be able to tell that I’ve had a nose job?
This is often one of the largest fears faced by patients when it comes to having a nose augmentation. Dr. Hodgkinson's specialty across all procedures is a sensitivity to a range of elements. This includes the look of the person's face, as well as gender, ethnic background, and family resemblance.
A before and after rhinoplasty procedure as performed by Dr. Hodgkinson
When it comes to the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Hodgkinson is an expert who works hard to individualise the results for every one of his patients, so the new look is natural and balanced. This, in turn, means that the results do not show signs of obvious surgical intervention.
- What should I expect after this procedure, is there anything I should know?
All necessary information about every aspect of your procedure will be provided well in advance by Dr. Hodgkinson's experienced team. This includes specific post-operative instructions to ensure you have nothing less than the best recovery process possible.
To help ensure this, it is vital that you follow any instructions that are given to you for the healing process to the letter to achieve the best results. Rhinoplasty offers results that are evident immediately, but you will experience some swelling or bruising that will subside over several months. After this, the actual form of your new look will be revealed.
In rare cases, the final results can take up to a year to form as cartilage can reshape over time as it adjusts to the new shape of your nose.
- What should I do if my issue is due to nasal trauma?
Dr. Hodgkinson first tests the breathing function of every patient with existing nasal trauma while evaluating the inside structures of the nose. This is a vital step in the process of determining the best path forward and the opportunities for the outside appearance of the nose. Swelling is different from patient to patient and skin thickness can mean that the result takes up to a year to reveal itself.
Dr. Hodgkinson uses a computer imaging tool to help provide a visual idea of what the nose shape will look like post-procedure, offering various looks that best complement the overall facial features.