The nose is the central feature of the face, how it looks can determine what the face looks like overall, whether this is because it is large and dominates the face, if it is crooked and makes you self conscious, or for any other reason. Nose reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty or a ‘nose job’, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world, and as well as being requested for cosmetic reasons, it can also be used to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea.
Prof. Gjuric’s goal consists of creating a nose that is balanced to the patient’s facial features so that the ultimate result looks absolutely natural. Computer simulation allows him to interactively communicate with the patient to present the changes in appearance that should be expected after rhinoplasty surgery.
His unique surgical approach combines the advantages of the standard closed endonasal rhinoplasty (“scar-free” rhinoplasty), with the most of the techniques of the external open approach to elegantly reshape the size, angles, curves, or proportions of the nose. The surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia. We direct our efforts at improving and shortening the recovery period. Small instruments, gentle dissection technique and other measures are employed to minimize swelling.
The patient frequently does not need to have the nose packed. A cast is typically applied for 1 week, after which time the patient can often return to work. Discomfort is usually minimal.
For more extensive nasal reconstructions or revision surgery, it may be necessary to rebuild the internal skeletal structures of the nose. Typically, cartilage is harvested from the inside of the nose and used for this purpose. If additional transplant material is required, cartilage may be borrowed from the ear or from the rib. While taking ear or rib cartilage takes additional operative time, the overall discomfort or recovery time are not substantially affected.