Monday, November 17, 2014
A ‘Nose Job’ doesn’t do the current state of the art Rhinoplasty options justice. In fact, it is an outdated adage that gives the extremely precise procedure a bad name, explains leading ENT surgeon Dr William Mooney.
“A common nose job technique in Hollywood in the 90s and noughties was the ‘Goldman Tip’,” he recalls. “This gave the appearance of a slim line nose that recovered fast but often collapsed after a few years. I spot this often on red carpets and then see that it is gone at the following awards ceremony!”
Needless to say, there is a new dawn in Rhinoplasty, and Dr William Mooney is at the forefront within his Sydney Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
As one of Australia’s leading ENT, Rhinoplasty and Cosmetic Surgeons, he treats both medical – and cosmetic- flaws with the latest innovation: Injectable Rhinoplasty.
“This is a relatively new procedure where synthetic fillers – hyaluronic acid or polyacrylamide gel – are injected into the nose to correct contour,” he explains.
Although Injectable Rhinoplasty cannot make a nose smaller in the well-documented Hollywood image of a ‘Nose Job’, “it can camouflage bumps and irregularities, straighten noses, and refine the appearance of the nose in both de novo patients and also following traditional Rhinoplasty,” he explains.
The result? Flawless facial symmetry.
Proving one of the most popular and positively received procedures within his leading Sydney Cosmetic and Medical Clinic, Dr Mooney notes that the prime candidates for Injectable Rhinoplasty vary from those wanting to diminish an unwanted ‘ski-jump’, bump, or for noses that have been misshapen following trauma. Other possible imperfections that can be remedied include previous unsuccessful surgeries and building up flatter rounder noses, making the procedure popular within the Asian community.
“The procedure is two part,” explains Dr Mooney. “Part one is the formal navigation of medical history and ensuring the patient is fully aware of the procedure and the results. Then, we take photographs into account so we can pinpoint the finite area of treatment,” he explains.
Patients then undergo a trial of saline injection, continues Dr Mooney. “This is a brilliant ‘try-before-you-buy’ option where patients can see, feel and experience what the formal injection will be like.”
“The saline injection is relatively painless,” he continues, “and the effect lasts about ten minutes – just long enough for the patient to get the best idea of what can be done.”
“The next part of the Injectable Rhinoplasty process is the actual injection,” he says, adding that this takes about half an hour and is performed under local anaesthetic. “It really is a simple and safe procedure with great results,” he assures of the flawless success rate of the procedure within his Bondi Junction Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Pain is minimal, with an ice pack usually the most popular salve option post-injection! “After care may include a little swelling and rarely minor bruising for 24 hours,” he adds, assuring that antibiotics are prescribed for a couple of days following, and a patient review undertaken within two weeks of the procedure.
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