Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does a rhinoplasty take?

A: The operation varies between patients but takes between 2 to 3.5 hours.

Q: Does Dr Robinson perform pre operative morphing?

A: Dr Robinson can perform pre operative image morphing so that you can see the potential result.

Q: How painful is rhinoplasty?

A: A rhinoplasty is usually described as being similar to having a cold. You will have a feeling of heaviness in the nose. If you have any pain then Dr Robinson strongly advises you to take pain relief. Most patients do not describe a rhinoplasty as painful.

Q: How long do I need off work?

A: You will need approximately 10 days off work. Some people who can work from home are able to go back to work earlier.

Q: What medications do I need to stop taking?

A: Prior to having a rhinoplasty you need to stop taking all blood thinners. It is also important that you continue to not take blood thinners for 10 days after the operation

Q: How long before I can catch a plane?

A: As a general rule Dr Robinson recommends that you not catch a plane for approximately 2 weeks after the operation

Q: Does Dr Robinson using packing in the nose?

A: Dr Robinson does not use packing in the nose. Packing has been described by most people as the most painful part of having a rhinoplasty and in general is not used anymore by surgeons who perform a lot of rhinoplasty.

Q: What training in rhinoplasty has Dr Robinson had?

A:

Dr Robinson is an ENT Surgeon and is recognised by the Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons as a Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is the only surgeon in Queensland with the qualification of Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Dr Robinson completed his ENT training and then undertook an extra full year of training in Facial Plastic Surgery. During this year Dr Robinson was formally taught the finer details of rhinoplasty. This training was undertaken with Dr Tuan Pham who runs the only accredited Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship in Australia.

Dr Robinson was involved in over 100 rhinoplasties during this year. Dr Robinson has also successfully passed the International Facial Plastic Surgery Exam, which is only open to candidates who have completed a full year of fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr Robinson is the only surgeon in Queensland who has passed this exam.