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Rhinoplasty or nose job is a cosmetic surgery procedure to alter or restore the nose.

Rhinoplasty surgery can reshape the outside of the nose or adjust the nose’s internal structure, or both. Some people get nose surgery to correct an underlying structural issue with their nose, while others do it for aesthetic reasons.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure meaning you can go home the same day. Swelling and bruising are common after surgery and will subside over a few weeks or months. Full recovery from nose surgery takes approximately 6 weeks.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of your nose. Rhinoplasty can be done to improve breathing, correct a birth defect, or repair damage caused by an injury.

A nose job procedure can change many parts of the nose. This includes the dorsum (the nasal bridge), the cartilage (the tip and base of the nose) and the skin on top. It can change one, two or all three parts of the nose.


What (Dr Doyle Believes) Makes a Good Rhinoplasty Result

Dr Doyle believes that a good nose job is one that achieves perfect balance and symmetry. As a rhinoplasty specialist, he says that the perfect nose is one that suits the rest of your face. In other words, it should be in perfect harmony with the rest of your features. This is why Dr Doyle takes a comprehensive approach to rhinoplasty surgery. He considers all aspects of your nose and face before performing surgery.

Nose sculpting is a complex procedure. There are 25 surgeries within a rhinoplasty. If you’re considering a nose job procedure, it’s important to choose a highly qualified nose surgeon. Dr Mark Doyle is one of Gold Coast’s best rhinoplasty surgeons who has helped hundreds of patients achieve their desired nose shape.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are many types of nose jobs due to different types of noses. The reason for undergoing surgery determines the type of procedure you need. The most common types of nose plastic surgery are:

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

This procedure is to change the appearance of the nose. Nose surgery can change the shape of your nose. It can change the bridge, the tip, and how your nose looks from the side.

Revision Rhinoplasty

This procedure is a second rhinoplasty and is done to revise a past rhinoplasty result. It is corrective nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

Within the categories listed above, there are two types of rhinoplasty techniques. These include:

Open Rhinoplasty

In this type of rhinoplasty, Dr Doyle makes an incision across the columella (the strip of skin separating the nostrils). This is preferred as it gives greater access to the cartilage and bone.

Closed Rhinoplasty

In this type of rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. So, there are no visible scars.

Both types of rhinoplasty have their own advantages. The type of rhinoplasty that is right for you is determined based on your individual goals and needs. However, Dr Doyle prefers to use the open rhinoplasty technique where possible. This is because he believes that it gives him greater control to create beautiful results.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

A rhinoplasty procedure usually takes between one and three hours. It is always performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital.

During surgery, the incision is made and the nose is ‘opened.’ Then, the skin is separated from the cartilage and bone. The surgeon then sculpts the bone and cartilage to create the desired shape. Finally, the skin is re-draped over the new shape and the incisions are closed.


During rhinoplasty recovery, you will need to wear a splint on your nose for around one week. This helps to support your nose as it heals. You may also have some bruising and swelling around your eyes. The worst of rhinoplasty swelling stages usually lasts for around 4 weeks. However, it can take up to 12 months for swelling to completely subside.

Right Candidate

The right candidate for rhinoplasty is someone who is unhappy with the shape of their nose. It may be that you have always been unhappy with your nose or that your nose has changed over time. Common reasons for seeking rhinoplasty include:

  • a bulbous nose tip
  • a drooping nose
  • a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • a prominent nose
  • a greek nose
  • a wide nose
  • large nostrils

Furthermore, rhinoplasty is only suitable for those who are in good physical and mental health and do not smoke. The best candidate has realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve for them.

Rhinoplasty Before and After

This nose job before and after gallery depicts Dr Doyle’s real patient photos. Looking at nose surgery before and after pictures is a great way to research your procedure. You will be able to determine your surgeon’s skill, scar placement, and results.

*Remember, everyone is different and each individual will have unique and varying results.

Dr Doyle is the leading surgeon for rhinoplasty Gold Coast has to offer. He also serves rhinoplasty Brisbane clientele, who travel to see him.

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Rhinoplasty Gallery by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Doyle


While rhinoplasty is the same for both genders, different genders request different outcomes. Many women prefer a curved dorsum to create a ski slope nose or button nose. While men prefer to have a straighter nose, both on the dorsum and the base of the nose.

A button nose is one that has a small, upturned tip. This look can be achieved with rhinoplasty surgery by reducing the size of the nostrils and refining the bridge and the shape of the tip of the nose.

The perfect nose is one that is in proportion to the rest of the face. Nice noses must be balanced with other features of the face. For this reason, there is no ‘best’ rhinoplasty result.

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary nose job. This may be necessary if you are unhappy with the results of your primary rhinoplasty. It’s also performed after injury or if your nose has changed over time.

Rhinoplasty scarring is usually very minimal. Scars are usually placed on the columella, the strip of skin that separates the nostrils. As it is underneath the nose, it is difficult to notice.

The total recovery period required for rhinoplasty surgery is 6-8 weeks. After this time you should be able to return to all daily activities.

Rhinoplasty results are permanent.

As with any surgery, rhinoplasty carries certain risks and complications. These include infection, bleeding, reactions to anaesthesia and rhinoplasty scars. Further risks will be explained to you in detail during your consultation.

Rhinoplasty is not a painful procedure. You will have a general anaesthetic for the surgery and will not feel any pain during the surgery itself. You may experience some discomfort and pain afterwards, but this can be controlled with medication.

Next Steps

If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Doyle. He will assess your suitability for surgery and answer any questions you may have.

To book a consultation, please call us on 5598 0988 or fill out our online enquiry form.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He specialises in face lift surgery in Gold Coast and Brisbane, and also offers a range of body and breast procedures.

Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Doctor and surgeon. He has completed all required training to be a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and is driven by an committed to providing excellent standards of care.


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*DISCLAIMER: All information on Dr Mark Doyle website is general and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.

Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS

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