Rhinoplasty & Nose Surgery North Sydney, Dee Why, North Shore and Northern Beaches
Rhinoplasty - Do you have the nose you want?
Perhaps more than any other operation in plastic surgery, rhinoplasty exemplifies how art and science come together in plastic surgery.
Plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr Sawjin Tew is located on the North Shore servicing residents from the North Shore and Northern Beaches. With an office is in Chatswood Dr Tew’s plastic surgery practice is close to the residential hubs of Willoughby, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Seaforth, Manly and Pittwater.
An area that Dr Tew specialises in includes Rhinoplasty - surgery to change the shape of the nose.
If you're thinking about getting some kind of plastic surgery for nose including nose surgery and nose reduction surgery, Dr Sawjin Tew can help you achieve the results you want.
Do you want to have nose surgery? Do you reside in North Sydney, Chatswood, Dee Why and surrounds? Visit Dr Sawjin Tew who specialises in rhinoplasty and nose reduction surgery on the Northern Beaches and North Shore.
Some common terms used to describe plastic surgery for nose include rhinoplasty and nose reduction surgery. Read on to learn more about nose surgery.
Rhinoplasty - What is it?
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to change the shape of the nose, was one of the earliest plastic surgical procedures performed. It is precise surgery, measured in millimetres, and relies on understanding of the anatomy and its surgical relevance. The different regions of the nose are interdependent, hence modification of one part of the nose can have secondary affects on another area.
The nose consists of a framework of cartilage and bone, held together by connective tissue and ligaments, and covered by soft tissue and skin. Modification of the framework has to allow for natural forces from contraction of the skin and soft tissue that can influence the final result.
Rhinoplasty can help correct birth deformities, injuries to the nose and some breathing problems.
Developments in nose reshaping
Techniques have evolved over time. A generation ago, "closed rhinoplasty" without involving any skin incision was popular, whereas now, "open rhinoplasty" allows visualisation of the underlying framework in its undistorted state, and systematic modification of that framework to achieve the desired result.
"Open rhinoplasty" allows placement of cartilage grafts and refinement of the tip with sutures. If the surgeon is familiar with both techniques, then s/he can customise the operation to suit the patient’s goals, as there are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches.
Rhinoplasty and facial symmetry
The nose cannot be considered in isolation, but needs to be considered in relation to the shape of the face and jaw. Studies of attractive faces reveal certain proportions and relationships between different parts of the face. Asymmetry of the face can be associated with an asymmetrical nose, making rhinoplasty a challenging procedure if the aim is to create a nose that would fit in with an asymmetrical face.
Planning a new nose
Photographs are very useful in evaluating a patient’s nose, to help the patient understand the nose s/he was born with. The patient is asked to collect pictures of noses they like. Computer imaging can help see what the patient would look like with a new simulated nose, and helps the surgeon understand if the patient’s expectations are realistic and the goals reasonable. The surgeon and the patient would need to agree on the improvement that can be achieved before surgery can proceed.
Common requests in rhinoplasty surgery are:
- Removal of the hump over the bridge of the nose
- Straightening of the nose
- Refinement or modification of the tip of the nose
- Narrowing of the nostrils
- Changing the length the nose
- Changing the width of the bridge of the nose
- Changing the projection of the tip of the nose
- Changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
Surgery - risks & recovery
Risks of rhinoplasty include bleeding. It is important to stop any medication or herbal preparation that increases the risk of bleeding after surgery. Infection is unusual after rhinoplasty. Numbness to the skin of the nose may persist for months after surgery. The surgeon would need to be aware of any medical conditions that may increase the patient’s risk of a general anaesthetic.
Recovery from rhinoplasty surgery takes about two weeks. However, the swelling can take several months to settle and sometimes, it is not possible to see the final shape of the modified tip of the nose for months.
Dr Sawjin Tew is the doctor to see for rhinoplasty, nose reduction and nose surgery on the Northern Beaches and North Shore including North Sydney, Chatswood, North Sydney, Dee Why and surrounds
Are you thinking about getting work done to your nose through rhinoplasty? Are you looking for surgeons and surgeries in Sydney to perform the procedure? Want a positive result? Dr Sawjin Tew is a plastic surgeon who puts patient needs first. Dr Sawjin Tew performs cosmetic, plastic, nasal and facial nose surgery for all shapes of faces and jaw lines.
Dr Sawjin Tew has worked in the Northern beaches and North Shore area since completing her Plastic Surgery training in 2001. She has clinical privileges at Delmar Private Hospital, Manly District Hospital and Pittwater Day Surgery.