About Rhinoplasty

Do you feel like your nose is not in proportion to your face? Are you bothered by the appearance of humps or depressions on the bridge of your nose? Are you suffering from breathing problems due to a structural defect in your nose? If so, you may benefit from a nose job surgery by Dr Ritz in Malvern, Melbourne. Also known as rhinoplasty, the procedure is designed to enhance the appearance of your nose. It can also be performed to correct a nose defect to improve breathing.

Rhinoplasty benefits

A nose job with Dr Ritz may offer patients the following:

  • Correct structural defects in the nose
  • Create a balance between other facial structures
  • Improve breathing
  • Improve overall facial aesthetic
  • Increase or decreases the size of the nose
  • Reform a broken nose

Ideal candidates for nose job

During your initial consultation, Dr Ritz will conduct a full health assessment. This helps determine factors that can affect the outcome of your procedure. In general, we may recommend rhinoplasty if you have:

  • A nose size that is too big or too small for your face
  • A nose that is too round or too pointy
  • Breathing problems due to structural nose defects
  • Good physical and mental health
  • A hooked or crooked nose
  • Humps or bumps on the bridge of your nose
  • Realistic expectations of what nose job can achieve
  • Unbalanced gap between your nose and upper lip

You are not a good candidate for the procedure if you have:

  • A serious medical condition
  • Allergy to the anaesthetic or any of its components
  • Bleeding disorder or poor healing ability
  • Unrealistic expectations

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss your concerns and what sort of out come you would like. He will discuss your medical history such as any past surgery or medical conditions we need to be aware of and any medication you take, he will discuss lifestyle factors such as what you do for work and exercise. He will assess you to ensure you are a suitable candidate, and will then determine the best course of treatment. There are different options for this procedure, he will explain them and advise which he feels is best for you. He will discuss the risks associated with this procedure, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Once you have seen him you will see his Personal Assistant Georgie, she will discuss the costs and booking procedures.


On the day of surgery you will admit to the hospital 2 hours prior to surgery. Dr Ritz will see you to discuss the procedure again and draw pre operative markings on you. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. You will have a consultation with the anaesthetist prior to going into surgery.


After your rhinoplasty surgery, it is normal to experience mild to moderate pain. Swelling and bruising are also present on the incision site. These discomforts are expected and will disappear in a few weeks. You may also feel that your nose is stuffy or congested. A special gauze will be placed inside your nose to prevent bleeding. A splint will also be applied to your nose bridge to support the area. This will also reduce swelling and will help maintain the new shape of your nose as it heals. To reduce any discomfort, you will need to take pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.


Depending on what you do for work you will require anywhere from 2-6 weeks off. You are unable to drive for the first 2 weeks. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym which you cannot do for the first 6 weeks. You will be given detailed post operative care instructions prior to surgery.


**Individual results will vary based on factors such as genetics, age, diet and exercise. The outcome experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience.

All surgery carries risks. These risks include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, pain, numbness, asymmetry. All surgery requires a recovery period and post operative care. This will be all discussed in further detail during your consultation**

Morris Ritz is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
AHPRA Registration: MED0001156076

If you need more information about the rhinoplasty procedure, or you are ready to proceed with the initial consultation, Dr Ritz is ready to talk with you about all procedure details in his clinic.