What can be achieved with rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty can be used to treat both aesthetic and functional issues; Dr Paul Gerarchi and his team in Sydney are setting the bar high.

Dr Paul Gerarchi and his team are passionate about being able to offer our patients superior care in functional, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the face. Dr Gerarchi is a specialist ENT and facial plastic surgeon and has been trained both at home and abroad in order to provide you treatment of highest quality. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of surgeons and has also taken on a number of post-fellowship advanced training posts.

Dr Gerarchi’s clinical background in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery show he has a deep understanding of the procedures. Every patient is unique and the same should be true of their treatment. Dr Gerarchi will only ever recommend a procedure that will be in your best interests. Everyone is treated individually and Dr Gerarchi’s meticulous, compassionate and professional approach stems from his vast expertise and experience in the field.

Why Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the surgical process whereby the structure and shape of a patient’s nose may be altered for restorative, functional or cosmetic reasons. As the nose is situated right in the middle of your face, it acts as something of a facial focal point. This can be a source of great insecurity for some patients.

Rhinoplasty is an excellent option when seeking to address the overall symmetry of one’s face and match your nose to the rest of your facial features. It’s ideal if you want to correct an injury to your nose or have functionality issues. Even if you simply want to create better aesthetics, the details of any treatment will be discussed with you in order to ensure the best results possible. Whilst rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures, it is still a highly complicated surgery. It requires a skilled and experienced professional to deliver superior results.

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

There are a number of ways in which rhinoplasty can benefit a patient:

  • Clear the airways for better breathing
  • Improve general functionality
  • Change the aesthetic shape of the nose to better match the patient’s other features

Rhinoplasty can also be used to treat some sleep apnoea symptoms such as snoring, which can put a strain not only on relationships but more concerningly, on your general health.

Furthermore, if a patient has had the misfortune of having poor results from a previous rhinoplasty procedure, a revision surgery can be performed in order to rectify the error and improve your results.

Recovery from Rhinoplasty

The amount of pain felt in the first few days after rhinoplasty surgery is generally quite minimal. That is not to say that there are no effects at all, though. Naturally, with most surgeries you will experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort in the affected area. This will generally settle after a week after your stitches are removed.

The next phase of healing can be confusing to some patients as the nose starts to take its new shape. You will still have significant visible swelling and usually, the results of a rhinoplasty procedure will take anything up to a year to fully emerge.

Rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to last your entire life. Therefore, it requires patience to see the finished result, and a highly-skilled surgeon to ensure that result is one you are happy with.

Dr Gerarchi’s rich experience and skill in rhinoplasty has made him one of Sydney’s most highly sought-after surgeons for the procedure. To receive superior treatment and the care to match, or if you have any queries regarding rhinoplasty, please contact us here.