Rhinoplasty is surgery that alters the external appearance of the nose. It is performed for cosmetic and/or functional (improve nasal airway) purposes; very often both.

A large proportion of Mr Jumeau’s work is in the field of rhinoplasty. A large proportion of this work is for revision (correctional) rhinoplasty or following significant trauma or disease where often complex reconstructions are necessary. Rhinoplasty should always look to maintain (and in most cases strengthen) structural supports to the nose to preserve or restore a good nasal airway and achieve a long lasting result. The appearance of the nose with surgery is always of utmost importance as form follows function. Historically, rhinoplasty to improve appearance has lead to a weakening of structure and a compromise to function (blocked nose) as well as a deterioration in the appearance over time. This need not be the case. From these important goals (Good function, pleasing appearance and maintained framework support) the term “Structural Rhinoplasty” has been coined as is a good descriptor. Mr Jumeau only performs structural rhinoplasty.

Sinus surgery can also be done at the time of rhinoplasty but in general only minor sinus procedures would be combined and if major sinus disease/ infections existed then this would be sorted prior to the rhinoplasty.

Prior to any rhinoplasty surgery you will normally have an initial consultation with Mr Jumeau where you will be examined and your concerns will be discussed. For most surgeries a further appointment will then be made where the specifics of your surgery will be detailed, the normal peri-operative course outlined, risks addressed and any further questions answered. Sometimes these subsequent visits involve the use of image altering/ morphing software to help patients conceptualise potential aesthetic changes. All patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery will have pre and post-operative photos taken. Often Mr Jumeau will organise for a CT sinuses scan prior to your surgery.

Please note that rhinoplasty is complex surgery. Multi- Revision rhinoplasty (or following significant nasal trauma) can be very complex and carry significant risks. Every patient has differing needs, desires and structure and requires an individualised approach. Surgeon and patient need to both be happy to proceed onto surgery. Consultations via email do not adequately embrace this process, however, in some instances one of the pre-op consults can sometimes be arranged as a video call (there are normally always two or more pre-op consults).

If interested in rhinoplasty surgery with Mr Jumeau please read the attached information sheet below.

For further education both the websites for the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe (RSE) and The Rhinoplasty Society (USA) can be helpful. Mr Jumeau is a member of both these societies.

Cost of Rhinoplasty

  • Mr Jumeau’s surgery fee
  • Anaesthetic fee
  • Hospital stay fee

There is no one answer to this question as a rhinoplasty can vary from a 1.5 – 2hr relatively straightforward procedure for mostly nasal airway, in someone who has not has surgery before, to an over 6 hour major reconstruction addressing all structural elements of the nose using costal (rib) cartilage in someone who has had several previous procedures. If there is an impact on your nasal airway then a proportion of the fee may be rebatable through medicare and/ or your private health insurance. This amount will also vary according to which fund you are with and what level of cover you have. If your procedure is purely cosmetic or you are not covered by the Australian Medicare system then no rebates are available. The surgery fee will usually vary from $6000-12000 before any rebates. At the time of your first consult all fees and rebates are accurately quoted.

Case overviews

Young man with a combined hump in profile – high bony and lower cartilage (above tip). Photos 10 months apart.

Prominent dorsal (bridge) hump in profile exaggerated by loss of all nasal tip cartilage support with droopiness and collapse of the tip. Septal cartilage required complete removal, reconstruction and replacement (extra-corporeal septoplasty) with resultant better profile, tip position and strength.