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At a Glance

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is surgery to repair or reshape the nose. Rhinoplasty may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to correct a structural problem.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dressings and splints will be placed on the nose to support healing. Swelling and bruising around your eyes is to be expected. Swelling should subside in a few days and the bruising may go away in 1-2 weeks.

Rhinoplasty Risk

Allergic reaction to anaesthetic. Bleeding or infection. Rupture of small surface vessels of the nose. Unevenness (asymmetry) or irregularities in the shape of the nose. Alterations to nasal airways.

We are all unique, and a good doctor’s skill lies in retaining the elements that make us who we are.

What is rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is the medical term for nose surgery or more commonly referred to as “nose job.” This procedure is specifically crafted to correct concerns associated with the shape or size of the nose, while also considering the facial structure and anatomy. It involves a general anaesthetic and can be performed as an inpatient or on a day stay basis.

Also known as:rhinoplasty, nose job, cosmetic nose surgery, nose surgery, define nose, define rhinoplasty, nose repair surgery.

Should I get a rhinoplasty?

Patients who can benefit from rhinoplasty includes someone who is extremely unhappy with the shape, position or size of their nose. Typically, this is a genetic concern, although age can affect the size and shape of a person's nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing.

  • Straighten Nose
  • Hump reduction
  • Wide or Large Nose
  • Refine or lift nasal tip

As with all facial surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Understanding nasal surgery is also critical. Since there is no ideal in rhinoplasty, the goal is to improve the nose aesthetically, making it harmonize better with other facial features.

Skin type, ethnic background, and age are important factors to be considered in discussions with Dr John Flynn prior to surgery.

To determine whether you’re suitable for nose surgery, a consultation will need to be held with Dr John Flynn.

How old do you have to be for rhinoplasty?

Before the nose is altered, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age 15—16. Exceptions are cases in which breathing is severely impaired.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

First, incisions are made and the bone and cartilage support system of the nose is accessed. The majority of incisions are made inside the nose, where they are invisible. In some cases, an incision is made in the area of skin separating the nostrils. Next, certain amounts of underlying bone and cartilage are removed, added to, or rearranged to provide a newly shaped structure. For example, when the tip of the nose is too large, the surgeon can sculpt the cartilage in this area to reduce it in size. The angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip can be altered for a more youthful look or to correct a distortion.

The tissues are then redraped over the new frame and the incisions are closed. A splint is applied to the outside of the nose to help retain the new shape while the nose heals. Soft absorbent material may be used inside the nose to maintain stability along the dividing wall of the air passages called the septum. Alternatively, soft nasal supports that permit nasal breathing post-operatively can be placed. Risk factors in rhinoplasty are generally minor, and our facial plastic surgeon will discuss these prior to surgery.

How much does rhinoplasty surgery cost?

At Cosmedic & Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast rhinoplasty cost starts from $9610. This pricing is a guide and may vary based on your individual requirements. A consultation with Dr John Flynn is the best way to determine an exact cost for surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery on the Gold Coast

If your would like to learn more about what rhinoplasty surgery can do for you or to book a consultation, please contact us.

Rhinoplasty Faqs


Immediately after surgery, a small splint will be placed on your nose to protect it and to keep the structure stable for at least five to eight days. If packing is placed inside the nose during surgery, it is removed the morning following the surgery. Your face will feel puffy, especially the first day after surgery. Pain medication may be required. The doctor will advise you to avoid blowing your nose for seven days after surgery. In the immediate days following surgery, you may experience bruising and minor swelling in the eye area. Cold compresses often reduce the bruising and discomfort. Dissolvable sutures are usually used that do not have to be removed. Nasal dressing and splints are usually removed six or seven days after surgery.

It is crucial that you follow the doctors directions, especially instructions to keep your head elevated for a certain period after surgery. Some activities will be prohibited in the weeks after the procedure. Sun exposure, exertion, and risk of injury must be avoided. If you wear glasses, special arrangements must be made to ensure that the glasses do not rest on the bridge of the nose. Tape and other devices are sometimes used to permit wearing glasses without stressing the area where surgery was performed.

Follow-up care is vital for this procedure to monitor healing. t is essential that you keep your follow-up appointment.


Insurance does not generally cover surgery that is purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve nasal function or surgery for major deformity or injury may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage.