In the delicate field of rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Honeybrook believes that less is more. The nose is such a prominent feature, he delivers nose surgery with total sensitivity to a natural, balanced appearance.
The ultimate goal of any effective rhinoplasty procedure is to create an enhanced but completely natural appearance that serves to harmonize the shape of your nose with the rest of your facial structure. Too many bad “celebrity nose jobs” have created the pervasive stigma of shiny, pinched noses. But in the hands of a capable medical practitioner with a wealth of experience and expertise performing a nose job, this procedure should seamlessly blend the alterations in your nasal structure with your other facial features.
Rhinoplasty can enhance the look and function of the nose while improving confidence and eliminating self-consciousness caused by your nasal appearance. Rhinoplasty benefits include the following:
All quoted prices include hospital fees and general anaesthetic.
Before deciding whether to pursue surgery, you must consider if you are a good candidate for surgery:
The decision to undertake any type of elective surgery should be a well thought and long process. We do not recommend rushing into any procedures. Below is a guide on the surgery process
The first step in finding out more about rhinoplasty is to schedule a private consultation. In this consultation, you will meet directly with your facial plastic surgeon. This gives you an opportunity to discuss your concerns and get all of your questions answered.
You will have the opportunity to tell the doctor the type of nose you envision for yourself. Feel free to bring a photo of a celebrity or other person who has what you consider to be the perfect nose for you. At our offices, we have many photographs to help you through the process, including people with a similar facial structure or nose issue, so you can see the “before and after.”
During your personalised consultation for a rhinoplasty, your surgeon will ask you about your medical history, as well as any issue of substance abuse, tobacco use, or alcohol use. Furthermore, you will need to bring in all medications and supplements you currently take. Part of the consultation involves a full and accurate medical history. Tell Dr. Honeybrook about any past surgeries, procedures, and complications you have experienced in your life. He can then make a decision based upon your general health, and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure – most people are.
At the end of your consultation, Dr. Honeybrook will make recommendations about the best course of action to take for your nose job to achieve the most attractive result. Every person is different, and the nose structure may need to be altered significantly or just minimally, depending upon what needs to be achieved.
He will also advise you about any further cosmetic procedures available to give you the best possible appearance, such as a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or chin augmentation.
Once you’ve booked your surgery date, a pre surgery appointment will be scheduled 4 weeks prior to your date. This is your chance to meet with Dr Honeybrook again, ask any further questions, go over the surgery plan and take some images. This appointment ensures you’re well prepared for the upcoming surgery date.
The night before and morning of surgery – As with all surgeries, you will need to stop eating and drinking fluids for a specific period of time the evening prior to your nose job, most often midnight. In some cases, defined by your physician, you may need to take certain medications with a small sip of water, e.g. beta-blockers, cholesterol medications, or other medicines. For the least possible chance of infection, we ask that you shower with an anti-microbial soap the evening before and in the morning of your surgery. This removes and discourages the growth of bacteria on the surface of your skin. Try not to cause too much irritation to the face, specifically the nose, while scrubbing.
Don’t wear nasal or any facial piercing to the hospital. We don’t want them to get lost, and they may have bacteria on them.
Once you arrive at the hospital, all the relevant checks will be taken with nursing staff. You’ll meet your surgeon just before the procedure to ensure you’re feeling ready. When you go into the operating room, you will be administered the appropriate anaesthesia.
In order to reduce the appearance of scars, incisions will be made on the interior of the nose. Tiny incisions may be required where the nostrils (nares) meet the cheek for changes made in the shape, size, and appearance of large or misshapen nostrils.
Dr. Honeybrook will reshape your nose to match the vision you expressed in your consultation.
Most rhinoplasty’s require 3-4 hours in surgery time. After closing the incisions and addressing any issues with the nasal wall, or septum, you will be sent to the recovery room.
The healing process for your rhinoplasty begins immediately when you awaken in the recovery room. Your nose may be stuffed with packing to sustain the altered structures. In addition, Dr. Honeybrook will place a stint on the exterior of your nose to hold the newly-shaped nose in place. You will prescribed pain relief, anti- nausea, and anti-inflammatory medications to take during your recovery period so that your healing process is smooth. In the days after your procedure, the packing and splint will be removed from your nose and replaced with a taped dressing. The tape will need to stay in place for one week. During this time, avoid getting the dressing wet as this can lead to the growth of bacteria and the potential for infection. There will be prominent bruising and swelling of the face and nose. Expect to see red and swollen eyes from the procedure. Take all medications as directed by your surgeon. This remains especially important for any steroids and antibiotic medications. This prevents the nose from becoming infected or other complications.
Limit your diet to light, bland foods for the first few days following your procedure. If you don’t experience any difficulties, you can move onto heavier, tastier foods. Please adhere to the dietary guidelines provided to you after surgery. Avoid foods and spices that have been known to cause you sneezing or other reactions.
To prevent the formation of blood clots, walk around several times each day for a minimum of ten minutes. In addition to warding off the formation of blood clots, this promotes the circulation and healing of tissues. Don’t bend or exert yourself physically until cleared by your physician. Though the stitches will be tiny, they still have the potential to break when you exert yourself.
To bring down the swelling, sleep with your head elevated above your heart. This isn’t required, and a pillow isn’t likely to dislodge the nasal cast. However, this position is the most comfortable way to avoid a smothering sensation while sleeping. Also, if you normally sleep with your pet, your furry friend must sleep alone for a few weeks following surgery – no pets in bed. No matter how clean your dog or cat is, harmful bacteria must not be brought near to your incision site.
Rhinoplasty surgery is not a perfect procedure and like any surgery, it does carry risks. We want all our patients to make an informed decision about their healthcare and chosen procedures, which is why we are upfront and honest about all aspects of this procedure including risks.
Specific risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty surgery include:
Some general risks and complications of surgery may include:
We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis. If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!
In some cases yes! If you are experiencing complications with breathing, a rhinoplasty can be covered under for private health insurance and carry a Medicare rebate. If you have cover under your PHI, this means they will cover the hospital fees and you’ll receive a Medicare rebate on the procedure. To find out if you have PHI cover, best to contact your provider directly. The associated item numbers are: 45632 , 45641, 45644.
Your nose will be bandaged, bruised, and swollen. After the tape is removed, the bruising may need another week to subside. The nose will continue to heal for the next month. In some cases of extensive reconstruction, the nose may require several months to attain the look desired. Don’t expect to be red-carpet ready for several weeks. The time will pass quickly, and a few months of healing is nothing when compared to a lifetime of feeling embarrassed or unhappy, and suffering from a lack of self-confidence.
We insist that all patients have someone to stay with them for 72 hours following surgery. Please organise your carer when booking a date. After surgery, you will not be allowed to travel home alone. We do not let patients get in Ubers, taxis or public transport. You must have someone accompanying you after surgery.
Rhinoplasty is the most revised plastic surgery procedure in the world. If your looking into rhinoplasty revision, please contact our team to book a consultation with our facial plastic surgeons.
Rhinoplasty results by Dr Adam Honeybrook
Katie is our beautiful clinic coordinator at OC and one of the first faces you’ll see when you walk through the doors or call our team. She has several years of experience in a customer service role and brings a wealth of knowledge in managing patients and understands what it takes to support our patients through their cosmetic journeys.
Katie is passionate about skin and skin health, which is so important when patents are seeking advice on where to start. Katie has also recently been through the surgery process herself, so she can give first hand experience when it comes to any surgery related questions.
Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery
Graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Webb has spent the last five years working as a surgical trainee in Sydney.
With a particular interest in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr Webb has turned his sights to Cosmetic medicine, incorporating his knowledge of anatomy and technical ability to provide minimally invasive rejuvenation techniques, emphasising symmetry and aesthetic outcomes.
Dr Webb collaborates with several aesthetic medical clinics and national scripting partners around Australia. Ensuring patient comfort and safety are paramount to Dr Webb, and he always aims to exceed his patient’s expectations for all cosmetic procedures.
Practice Coordinator + Post Surgery Nurse
Shannon is our lovely practice coordinator, working alongside Charlie and Katie, managing the team and our wonderful patients. Shannon is currently studying her nursing degree and has aspirations of one day becoming a nurse injector. She is currently working alongside our plastics team, managing the care of their post surgery patients, gaining first hand experience in plastics.
Shannon has a calming nature and can put even the most anxious patients at ease. She loves building genuine relationships with clients and working within a team environment.
With several years of experience in customer service and the beauty industry shannon understands what it takes to ensure your experience at OC is second to none.
Senior Cosmetic Injector
Bachelor of Nursing
After working as a Senior Dermal Therapist in the beauty industry for over four years, Max has mastered the complexities of skin. Now, as an advanced registered nurse and certified cosmetic injector, Max offers the latest and most advanced treatments.
Additionally, Max has experience working in a clinical capacity in a critical care environment, specialising in vascular nursing. Max is passionate about helping clients feel like their best selves, accentuating their unique and natural beauty. Max is dedicated to working with every individual to form results-driven, realistic and client-centred treatment plans.
Furthermore, Max has formulated a genuinely gifted and aesthetic eye with attention to detail. Education is integral to his approach, ensuring clients understand all aspects of the treatments they receive, including product information and post-treatment care.
Max ensures he attends ongoing training, workshops and leading industry conferences to remain up to date with the most advanced procedures and modes of treatments available.
Senior Dermal Aesthetician
After completing her diploma in beauty therapy at the Australasian natural therapies in 2011, Lacey was quickly identified as an emerging talent due to her meticulous attention to detail and offering a uniquely holistic and personalised approach to beauty and Wellness.
Holistic Wellness is associated with treatments and remedies that are natural, safe and focused on one’s internal and external wellbeing. Much more goes into Wellness of your skin than just a single treatment or product. Ones emotions, hormonal balance, nutrition, and the types of products used on the skin synergistically can make up the health of their skin.
Whilst gaining incredible industry experience both here and in the United States, Lacey went on to further her studies in holistic skin analysis – completing courses in lymphatic drainage, advanced dermal needling, skin mapping, hormonal imbalances, massage therapy an integrative nutrition. Her incredibly diverse training in highly customised treatment plans have ensured her reputation as one of the best aestheticians in Sydney.
Now, with over 12 years of industry experience Lacey acts as the senior dermal aesthetician for one cosmetic and skin therapist to celebrities. Her expertise lies in being results driven, providing exceptional service, and mastering high quality products and technology on the market. Lacey is forever researching industry innovations in remaining at the forefront of the latest procedures and modalities Lacey has become a renowned skin expert and trainer across the country. Book a consultation with Lacey to create your customised skin plan.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr Wessels received his MBChB in South Africa, completing his internship and general surgery residency, training in one of the most challenging clinical environments, before completing his Fellowship and his Master of Medicine in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Wessels successfully completed his second Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery when he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. He has published world leading research on breast implant infection and outcomes following breast augmentation surgery.
Chelsea has been with One Cosmetic since it’s inception, handpicked by Dr Wessels to manage his practice and patients. Having been in the health & beauty industry for over 8 years Chelsea has a passion for all aesthetic treatments! Her ever evolving thirst for knowledge and passion for delivering the very best to our patient is why Chelsea has a strong base of clients.
Chelsea treatments include anti wrinkle, dermal filler, PDO threads, lip enhancements, Morpheus8 face and body sculpting and much more! She has an eye for natural beauty and enhancing her patients features. She regularly attends seminars to learn new techniques for best practice.
Book a Consultation with Nurse Chelsea via the online booking system.
GENERAL SURGEON & BREAST IMPLANT SPECIALIST
Anita is a general surgeon at a variety of hospitals across Sydney and has been working alongside Dr Wessels for the past 2 years. She shares a passion for patient health and wellness, which is why is completes all of our breast implant checks. Anita has warm nature and wealth of knowledge when it comes to surgery and its possible complications. Anita is available for breast implant checks in clinic too ensure you and your implants are in good health.
Charlie is one of the beautiful faces you’ ll meet when coming into clinic. Charlie brings knowledge and experience in VIP customer service management. Charlie has such a calming nature that will make even the most nervous patients feel at ease.
Charlie knows the answer to all surgical and non surgical questions you may have. She loves chatting with patients and holding their hand along their aesthetic journeys.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
MBBS BSc(Med) Hons GDip (Anat) MS FRACS (Plast)
Dr Sepehr Lajevardi is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. After undertaking his undergraduate medical training at University of NSW with a scholarship, he went on to undertake 12 years of post graduate 12 years of post graduate training to be recognised as a specialist plastic surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Lajevardi has a keen interest in research with many publications and more than 50 presentations at national conferences. Dr Lajevardi was also mentored by many of Sydneys previous leading plastic surgeons to further his skills in aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr Lajevardi is a clinical associate lecturer at the university of Sydney. He is also a founding member and past chairman of the International charity organisation, ‘Doctors Assisting in South Pacific Islands’ (DAISI), organising much needed surgical trips to the pacific as well as medical supplies to help our closest neighbours.
Dr Lajevardi prides himself in his meticulous surgical technique. His paramount consideration is patient satisfaction, always striving to achieve tailored results in a caring and compassionate way.
SPECIALIST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr Wessels is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Macquarie University.
His practice covers the whole range of procedures in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (augmentation, reduction and breast lift) as well as facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.