Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Are you unhappy with the shape and/or contour of your nose? Or do you have difficulty breathing well after a traumatic event or perhaps you were born this way. If so, then you may be considering a rhinoplasty procedure.
Rhinoplasty or Nose Job as it’s commonly termed has a long, long history with evidence of Nose Job surgery going as far back as 800BC.
Rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic, reconstructive and functional reasons and is normally done under general anaesthesia. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, or if you have functional / breathing problems, you may wish to consider a Rhinoplasty procedure through our Malvern, Melbourne or Deakin, Canberra clinics. View examples of our successful procedures in our Rhinoplasty Gallery and discover why patients across Victoria and the ACT from Curtin to Hawthorn choose to work with Dr Milovic.
There are two techniques or options which may be considered: the closed technique or the open technique. Both will involve incisions in the nose but with open Rhinoplasty, a second incision will be necessary between the nostrils.
When Dr Milovic assesses you for the rhinoplasty procedure, he will take your ethnicity into consideration. Not everyone should have a Caucasian nose, or what is commonly referred to as the “ski jump” nose. So, Dr Milovic does not use the same surgical approach on every patient. Rather, your facial anatomy, ethnicity and aesthetic goals will be discussed during your pre- op consultations with Dr Milovic.
“Racial incongruity” occurs when there is an imbalance between the physical traits of an individual and their ethnic background. Such an obvious disproportion between the nasal and facial anatomy can appear awkward and “over operated”. The over operated look can be avoided with an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr Milovic, whose patients are ethnically diverse. Also, proper pre-operative evaluation and precise technical execution is necessary.
You may want a “dramatic” difference without close attention to keeping your “ethnic” nose, or you may the type of patient who wants a subtle refinement without loss of their ethnic traits.
Natural look rhinoplasty
Whilst Dr Milovic advocates a natural approach to ethnic rhinoplasty, he will discuss your cosmetic goals and wishes with you and present the best way forward to achieve the look you want. He will also detail his reasons for or against a particular approach and ultimately, it will be up to you to make the final decision.
Dr Milovic is well experienced and trusted to operate on ethnic noses including African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European patients. While each ethnic group share a range of nasal characteristics, there are classical features which are commonly present and recognised by Dr Milovic.
Under normal circumstances the nose surgery takes 1-2 hours and is usually a day surgery case, but can sometimes require an overnight hospital stay.