Procedures

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping surgery) is one of the most common and satisfying plastic surgery procedures performed today. The surgery addresses a variety of cosmetic concerns, and also makes structural and functional corrections when appropriate. Rhinoplasty is a precise treatment that requires experience, expertise, and a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the nose to produce positive results.

Dr Leana Teston has been performing rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery procedures for more than 24 years. She understands that she must take into account the patient’s facial proportions and other features in order to create a beautiful, natural shape and profile to the nose. She will also take the time to understand the specific results you are hoping to achieve from your rhinoplasty so that she can produce an outcome that meets your expectations.

Before Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty may address a variety of cosmetic concerns regarding the nose, including:

  • Disproportionate size (nose is too large or small for the face)
  • Nasal bridge features a bump, concave or a crooked vertical line
  • Nasal tip is too broad, too narrow, or droops downward
  • Nostrils are too flared or asymmetrical
  • Structural issues that make breathing difficult (such as a deviated septum)

At your initial consultation, Dr Teston will perform an examination of your nose and evaluate your concerns to determine whether rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.

Options in Rhinoplasty

There are two different techniques Dr Teston might use for her rhinoplasty procedures:

  • Open Rhinoplasty – The open rhinoplasty technique involves a small incision across the tissue underneath the nose between the nostrils. The small and nearly invisible scar left behind is a positive trade-off for the access Dr Teston gains into the nasal cavities so she can make the necessary corrections.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty – Closed rhinoplasty confines incisions to within the nasal cavities so that there is absolutely no visible scar after surgery. However, access to the structures is more limited, which restricts this technique to situations where patients may not require as much correction overall.

With more than one technique to choose from, Dr Teston can tailor your rhinoplasty to your precise needs and desired results.

During Rhinoplasty

Dr Teston will perform your nose reshaping surgery under general anaesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The procedure may take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the correction. You will spend a night in the hospital, attended by a dedicated nursing staff that will ensure the early hours after your surgery are as safe and comfortable as possible.

After Rhinoplasty

You may be sent home with dressings on the outside of your nose and splints inside. These steps are taken to provide the structures in the nose the best environment for healing to take place. Once the splints and dressings are removed, bruising and swelling will prohibit you from seeing the full effects of your results for at least a couple of weeks. Patients are usually able to return to work and other activities within that two week period as well.

Once your nose fully heals, the results of your rhinoplasty will be permanent with the results taking 12 months to settle in. If the procedure was performed to correct structural deformities, you should also enjoy easier breathing and improve nasal function for a lifetime. To find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, contact Dr Teston’s office on (02) 9708 3511 to schedule your private consultation today.

Procedures Offered


With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.