Rhinoplasty is surgery that alters the external appearance of the nose. It is performed for cosmetic and/or functional (improve nasal airway) purposes; very often both.
A large proportion of Dr Jumeau’s work is in the field of rhinoplasty. A large proportion of this work is for revision rhinoplasty or following significant trauma or disease where often complex reconstructions are necessary. Rhinoplasty should always look to maintain, and in most cases strengthen, structural supports to the nose to preserve or restore a good nasal airway and long lasting result. The appearance of the nose with surgery is always of utmost consideration as form follows function. Sinus surgery can also be done at the time of rhinoplasty but in general only minor sinus procedures would be combined and if major sinus disease/ infections existed then this would be sorted prior to the rhinoplasty.
Prior to any rhinoplasty surgery you will normally have an initial consultation with Dr Jumeau where you will be examined and your concerns will be discussed. For most surgeries a further appointment will then be made where the specifics of your surgery will be detailed, the normal peri-operative course outlined, risks addressed and any further questions answered. Sometimes these subsequent visits involve the use of image altering/ morphing software to help patients conceptualise potential aesthetic changes. All patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery will have pre and post-operative photos taken.
If interested in rhinoplasty surgery with Dr Jumeau please read the attached information sheet below.
For wanting further education both the websites for the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe (RSE) and The Rhinoplasty Society (USA) can be helpful.
Cost of Rhinoplasty
- Dr Jumeau’s surgery fee
- Anaesthetic fee
- Hospital stay fee
There is no one answer to this question as a rhinoplasty can vary from a 1.5 to 2hr relatively straightforward procedure for mostly nasal airway, in someone who has not has surgery before, to an over 6 hour major reconstruction addressing all structural elements of the nose using costal (rib) cartilage in someone who has had several previous procedures. If there is an impact on your nasal airway (as there is in most cases) then a proportion of the fee may be rebatable through medicare and/ or your private health insurance. This amount will also vary according to which fund you are with and what level of cover you have. If your procedure is purely cosmetic or you are not covered by the Australian Medicare system then no rebates are available. The surgery cost will usually vary from $4500-9000 before any rebates. At the time of your first consult all fees and rebates are accurately quoted.