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Rhinoplasty Brisbane

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A rhinoplasty or ‘nose job’ is a popular procedure for both men and women who are unhappy with the shape of their nose or have difficulty breathing through their nose. A rhinoplasty has two purposes: changing the shape and size of the nose to suit the face better and improving breathing for people born with nasal abnormalities or those who have suffered trauma (i.e. a broken nose). During rhinoplasty, the bone and cartilage are restructured to create a shape that compliments your facial shape and alleviates airway blockages.

What is Rhinoplasty?

For those whose noses aren’t straight due to trauma, developmental abnormalities or changes during adolescence causing a hump, a rhinoplasty improves your nose’s function. This can be achieved by straightening and improving the size, refining the nasal tip, or removing a hump.

Dr Andrew Broadhurst is a specialist rhinoplasty surgeon who meets with male and female rhinoplasty patients seeking a nose job to change or restore their natural nose. Dr Broadhurst aims to work with the face’s natural masculinity and improve the existing aesthetic structure with male patients. In female patients, he retains the style and shape of their natural noses and the beauty of their faces.

By skilfully changing the nasal shape, the aesthetic of the entire face can be enhanced. In many cases, the change taking place is a matter of mere millimetres, but the impact that this tiny change can have on the overall look of your face is significant. When performing a nose job, Dr Broadhurst will consider your individual needs and carefully consult with you.

Rhinoplasty with Dr Broadhurst

“I pride myself on the individual care and support I provide each of my patients. From your first consultation, I will work one-on-one with you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your body, fit your lifestyle and achieve the enhanced look you’ve been dreaming of.”

Meet Dr Broadhurst


Your Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation with Dr Broadhurst is a virtual appointment via FaceTime. Dr Broadhurst will ask you questions about your medical history, discuss any breathing difficulties and examine your nose and facial structure.

Together you will discuss the features of your nose you’d like to change and how your treatment plan can be tailored to achieve the closest possible look you’re after. You will receive edited images from Dr Broadhurst after your consultation to have an idea of what you will look like post-surgery.

It’s important to remember that rhinoplasty cannot give you a new nose, only a new shape. Dr Broadhurst will talk you through the procedure and outline what you can expect after your surgery and in the early recovery period.

Your Second Consultation

You will see Dr Broadhurst for a second face-to-face consultation at our Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, or Bundaberg locations.

This appointment is to ensure you completely understand the procedure, allowing you to ask any further questions and confirm which rhinoplasty option you have chosen.

Dr Broadhurst specialises in rhinoplasty surgery and will answer any questions or concerns you have with complete confidence. Drawing from his vast range of experience gained over the last 18+ years—Dr Broadhurst will provide you with the highest quality of care.


What to expect during your procedure?

Close to the upper lip, a small incision is made across the columella between the nostrils during open rhinoplasty. This incision is continuous with small incisions within the rim of the nostrils. This allows the skin to be elevated and entirely separated from the underlying tissues that form the nasal structure.

Open rhinoplasty gives Dr Broadhurst full vision of the nasal structure and allows for more accurate nose reconstruction, including tip position and size. It offers considerable advantages in maintaining the function of the nose.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty 01, BPS

Close to the upper lip, a small incision is made across the columella between the nostrils during open rhinoplasty. This incision is continuous with small incisions within the rim of the nostrils. This allows the skin to be elevated and entirely separated from the underlying tissues that form the nasal structure.

Open rhinoplasty gives Dr Broadhurst full vision of the nasal structure and allows for more accurate nose reconstruction, including tip position and size. It offers considerable advantages in maintaining the function of the nose.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed Rhinoplasty 01, BPS

During closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nose to elevate the skin off the underlying nasal tissue, consisting of bone, cartilage and connective tissue. This allows the lining of the septum to be cut and lifted. The septum and the cartilages can be altered, and the skin re-draped to adapt to the new structure. Closed rhinoplasty may be performed where the structural changes required are minimal.

Expected Results

The swelling will make breathing through your nose difficult for around six weeks. You will get a good indication of your rhinoplasty results when your nasal splint is removed 7-10 days post-surgery, but your nose will look more defined as the swelling decreases.

Bruising will have dissipated around two weeks after the procedure. Most swelling will be gone by the two-month mark, but it can take up to 12 months for all swelling to disappear completely. This is perfectly normal given the delicate nature of the nose, and you need to remember that patience is vital.

The bridge of your nose will require plenty of time to heal following on from your nose job, and we recommend that you don’t wear glasses or sunglasses for around four to six weeks after your surgery. If you have previously had trouble breathing through your nose, you can expect to feel a difference soon after the surgery, with increased air intake once the swelling subsides.

How much does Rhinoplasty cost in Brisbane?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery is quite varied. From a plastic surgeon’s point of view, it’s impossible to give an exact price for all cosmetic procedures, as every patient has different needs and concerns.

The only way to find out the costs for a nose job is to consult with Dr Broadhurst, who specialises in nose surgery. He will be able to evaluate your nose, assess the extent and potential complexity of the procedure, and decide on the best rhinoplasty technique based on your health and desired outcomes.

The following factors will influence the overall cost of the nose job:

1. Surgeon’s fees

Surgeon’s fees are where the bulk of the cost will go and vary significantly for every plastic surgeon. The price is usually a reflection of the surgeon’s expertise, professional qualifications, and experience. Most surgeons find rhinoplasty one of the most challenging procedures, requiring total precision as even the most minor changes can have substantial positive or adverse effects. The cost will be influenced by which type of rhinoplasty surgery is being conducted, as the more complex a procedure is, the more expertise, skill, and length of time spent in the operating room by your surgeon.

Therefore, because of these issues, it is crucial that you choose a surgeon who has extensive experience, knowledge, and qualifications, such as Dr Broadhurst, to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

2. Anaesthetist’s fees

Most qualified and experienced surgeons will use only a qualified anaesthetist for their procedures. Although this means the cost will be more, having a qualified anaesthetist is crucial to ensuring a safe operation. Anaesthetists keep track of your vitals while you’re asleep. In the rare case that complications or risks may arise, a qualified anaesthetist has the knowledge and expertise to ensure your safety and comfort.

3. Hospital fees

Reputable surgeons will only use accredited facilities with high standards and well-trained staff. Operating theatre fees are the bulk of hospital costs, and the surgery can take between two to four hours, depending on the complexity. Rhinoplasty procedures are typically performed during the day and will not include an overnight stay in the fees, meaning the costs may be higher if an overnight stay is required.

Please be aware that other costs may be included, such as a consultation fee, aftercare costs, and costs for medical tests if required.


Recovery after Rhinoplasty

Full recovery from a nose job can take up to a year, which is vital for patients to understand before undergoing the procedure. You should be prepared to take up to two weeks off from work and daily activities. Pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the nose area will be the most prominent for the first two weeks post-surgery. Most of these symptoms should subside after a couple of weeks, and you will start to notice your new nose shape.

Immediately following the procedure, a splinter will be inserted to support your new nose shape, and the surgical site covered in bandages to provide protection. These will need to stay in place for one week, after which they will be removed along with any stitches.

To ensure optimal healing and a desirable outcome, patients need to follow these aftercare instructions:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for up to six weeks.
  • Keep your head elevated at night for six weeks – helpful tips will be given to ensure this is comfortable.
  • Use cold compresses for the first 72 hours post-surgery but avoid placing them directly on the nose.
  • Get plenty of rest and maintain a healthy diet.
  • Avoid saunas, hot showers, hot spas, and hot foods – hot temperatures will exacerbate swelling.
  • Do not blow your nose for six weeks – your nose may feel congested or stuffy after surgery due to the swelling but resist the urge as this will delay healing.
  • Do not wear any glasses – any pressure on your nose can cause additional swelling, bruising, or indentations.
  • Avoid direct, prolonged sun exposure.
  • Plaster will be removed at your first post operative appointment 10 days after surgery.
  • Do not blow your nose for 4 weeks.

Procedure Risks & Complications

Any cosmetic or medical procedure has associated risks and complications that could potentially occur, and being aware of them is vital to making an informed decision on whether surgery is right for you.

Potential associated risks and complications of rhinoplasty include:

  • Anaesthesia complications
  • Changes to skin sensation
  • Poor scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Infection
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin discolouration
  • Swelling/bruising
  • New asymmetry
  • Persistent asymmetry
  • Reduced nasal tip sensation
  • Post op airway limitation
  • Impaired or lost sense of smell
  • Offensive smell in nose
  • Graft
  • Sutures
  • Solid nose
  • Necrosis
  • Lip numbness
  • Septal perforation

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rhinoplasty hurt?

The surgery itself will not be painful, as you will be given anaesthesia. However, the recovery period will involve some discomfort during the initial stages of your healing, when the bruising, swelling, and tenderness will be at their worst. You will be advised to use cold compresses to minimise discomfort and can be prescribed pain medication if needed.

Does Medicare cover Rhinoplasty?

If the surgery is for reconstructive purposes, such as correcting deformities or major nose traumas, or is required to fix serious breathing issues, then part of the costs may be eligible to be covered by Medicare. However, you will need to check the criteria to make sure you qualify and may require a referral from a specialist before booking a consultation.

Should I get a nose job?

It is hard to say whether you should get rhinoplasty without consulting an experienced and qualified rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr Broadhurst. He will be able to advise you whether it is a suitable option for you once your nose has been assessed and you’ve discussed your desired outcomes for potential surgery.

How does a nose job improve the function of my nose?

Individuals who suffer from breathing problems may benefit significantly from a nose job. A deviated septum or other structural issues are most often the cause, or in some cases, a minor deformity due to injury or a medical condition can cause discomfort. Dr Broadhurst can tailor your rhinoplasty to correct any breathing concerns or structural issues that you may struggle with.

Am I able to travel and fly after Rhinoplasty?

You will not be able to travel or go on long flights for at least four weeks after your surgery.