The size and shape of your nose has a huge impact on your face and its proportions.
As one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures, it is imperative that you choose the right rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr Jeremy Hunt is a qualified craniofacial surgeon, having completed his Craniofacial Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas.
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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Depending on your specific goals, nose surgery can achieve many things – reducing or increasing the size of your nose, changing its shape (its width, its tip, its bridge), narrowing your nostrils, straightening any bends… It may also be combined with septoplasty – septum surgery – to relieve breathing problems.
Just as every nose is different, so is every nose surgery. In your personal consultation with Dr Hunt, he will discuss your needs, suggest an appropriate surgery, and answer any questions you may have.
Dr Hunt will perform your nose surgery under general anaesthetic in the hospital of your choice. Your anaesthetic will be administered by one of Dr Hunt’s preferred partners, all of whom are members of the Australian Society of Anaethetists.
Dr Hunt will use either an open or closed surgical technique, depending on what you have discussed prior to your surgery. Both options leave minimal to no visible scarring, as the incisions are made inside your nose.
It will be your decision whether to go home on the day of your surgery, or stay in hospital overnight. You can discuss these options with Dr Hunt during your consultation. Regardless, you will be given pain medication to minimise any discomfort once you get home. Cold packs can also help.
You will see Dr Hunt within the first week after your surgery so he can assess your recovery. During this visit Dr Hunt will remove any packing you may have in your nose, remove the splint from your nose, re-tape the top of your nose and will also usually remove any sutures. You will then have regular follow up visits over the next year, to ensure that both you and Dr Hunt are happy with the results of your surgery.
You should plan at least two weeks off work to allow a complete recovery.
When you get home from hospital, you should spend the first day resting in bed with your head elevated. The next few days should then be spent at home, with limited movement. The swelling and bruising around your eyes will actually increase at first, peaking at around three days after your surgery. However, most swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks. Some subtle swelling may remain for several months, however only you and Dr Hunt will be aware of it.
Two weeks after your surgery, all your dressings will have been removed to reveal the size and shape of your new nose. However, it will take a number of months for your nose to fully recover so you can enjoy its final result.