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Getting a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It’s also an incredibly challenging procedure with a high demand for revision surgeries, i.e., a high percentage of patients undergoing rhinoplasty seek revision due to unwanted cosmetic/ function results. As such, patients seeking rhinoplasties must consult highly-trained, reliable, and experienced specialist plastic surgeons with a proven track record.  This article provides an overview of rhinoplasty, including its goals, preparation guidelines, and the post-treatment recovery process.  What are the reasons to undergo rhinoplasty?  Rhinoplasty is a ...
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How Long is the Recovery After Rhinoplasty?

A common concern for many patients undergoing rhinoplasty is how much downtime they’ll have following surgery. We understand that you want to look and feel like yourself again as soon as possible, which is why we strive to help you get through the recovery with minimal complications and to return to your daily routine sooner rather than later. Dr Steve Merten takes the time to help you understand what to expect at each stage of recovery, while providing you with post-operative care instructions to ensure a swift and safe rhinoplasty ...
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Can I Afford Rhinoplasty?

If you’re considering rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job), a big question you may have is how much the procedure will cost. Since several factors can influence this number, you will need to consult with a plastic surgeon to obtain a more accurate estimate of your potential cost. When you come to Pure Aesthetics for a surgical consultation, Dr Steve Merten will perform a physical examination and listen to what you hope to achieve through surgery to determine how much you can expect to pay. In general, the out-of-pocket ...
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Which Parts of the Nose Can Be Addressed with Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can correct a wide range of concerns related to the structure of the nose. The procedure is designed to improve the size and/or shape of your nose to correct any functional or cosmetic problems you may be having. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, or are experiencing breathing issues, rhinoplasty may be a good solution for you. Depending on your unique needs, Dr Steve Merten can address any of the parts described below: Nasal bridge: The bridge can be straightened ...
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Will Rhinoplasty Surgery Help Me Get a Perfect Nose?

Rhinoplasty, frequently called a nose job, is a common request that Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten gets on a regular basis. Many people are unhappy with the appearance or size of their nose, and rhinoplasty may be able to give you a more shapely nose that is better suited to your other facial features. It is important to remember that cosmetic plastic surgery does not come with any guarantees, and consulting a plastic surgeon or plastic surgery clinic will give you a better idea of the possible changes that ...
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Considering the Dynamic Nature of the Nose During a Rhinoplasty

As mentioned in his last blog post, “Dr. Merten’s Personalised Approach to Performing Rhinoplasty,” Dr Merten tailors nose surgery to each patient to achieve the most natural-looking results. This attention to detail extends to how the nose may change over time. Dr Merten recognises the nose as a dynamic part of the face and considers how function and aesthetics may be affected in the future. When I perform rhinoplasty, I calculate the possible changes that can occur to the nose over time, and then I take these movements into consideration ...
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Dr. Merten’s Personalised Approach to Performing Rhinoplasty

Following the second post in his rhinoplasty blog series, “The Importance of Having Realistic Expectations for Rhinoplasty,” Dr. Steve Merten details his approach to providing a balanced rhinoplasty outcome in the blog entry below. My philosophy for rhinoplasty is that any obstructions or structural defects should be corrected, while the appearance of the nose should complement the face and fit harmoniously with the rest of the facial features. The surgery should be tailored for each individual patient, depending on the specific concerns and other factors involved in the case. Patients ...
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The Importance of Having Realistic Expectations for Rhinoplasty

In his recent blog post, “Addressing Function and Aesthetics of the Nose with Rhinoplasty,” Dr. Steve Merten discussed common concerns and goals patients have when it comes to the rhinoplasty procedure. He continues in this second installment of his nose surgery blog series, discussing the topic of being realistic about the expectations of your surgical outcome. Plastic surgery does not usually mean perfect results, and I explain to my patients that each person may respond differently; there are no guarantees with the final outcome of any plastic surgery procedure. The ...
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Addressing Function and Aesthetics of the Nose with Rhinoplasty

Patients interested in rhinoplasty express a variety of concerns when they come in for their consultation. To address these concerns, nose surgery patients can be divided into two groups: Patients who want to improve their appearance. Patients who want to eliminate a breathing or functional problem that is present. For patients who want to change their appearance, a frequent goal is to make their nose more symmetrical or attractive in size or shape. Sometimes one nostril may be larger than the other, or the nose may appear out of balance ...
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What is Rhinoplasty and What Should I Expect After this Type of Plastic Surgery?


What is Rhinoplasty? This is the term used for what is commonly called a “nose job” according to Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Merten, and it refers to reshaping or changing the size and structure of the nose and nasal tissues to improve appearance or correct breathing problems. Unlike some cosmetic procedures which are minimally invasive, a rhinoplasty is considered traditional plastic surgery, and it does require some recovery time before you can go back to your normal daily activities. Your nose can help determine how you look, and how ...
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