Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
Whether it be as the result of an accident or due to inheritance, we are sometimes unhappy with the shape of our nose. A rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, provides a safe and permanent way to change that shape. Using the newest techniques, nasal surgery provides the opportunity to produce a natural appearing nose which is refined and balanced.
In many patients, a deviation of the midline, called the septum, of the nose is present causing the sensation of stuffiness. Frequently the stuffiness is worse with mild allergies or a cold and can be the cause of sinus headaches. If this is your problem, a separate procedure, performed separately or at the same time as a rhinoplasty, can generally eliminate this obstruction. This procedure is called a septoplasty. Sometimes other structures in the nose, such as enlarged turbinates or polyps, may contribute to the obstruction. If this is the case they can be dealt with surgically.
No surgery is risk free. Rhinoplasty, like any elective cosmetic procedure, carries the risk of complications. If you would like to know more, please contact us on (02) 9868 5155 to arrange an appointment or e-mail any enquiries to Dr Peter Haertsch.