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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Dan has a dedicated cosmetic clinic every 2nd Wednesday where he allocates an extended amount of time to discuss your rhinoplasty as well as other facial plastic procedures with you. These appointments are more readily available and longer than the usual appointments Dr Dan has

Dr Dan does do phone or skype consultations – please enquire with our friendly staff about making arrangements for this consultation

The operation varies between patients but takes between 2 to 3.5 hours. More advanced cases can take up to 6 hours

Dr Robinson can perform preoperative image morphing so that you can see the potential result.

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.

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

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.

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

No - 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.

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 has performed over 700 rhinoplasties including over 150 rib grafts. He is the most highly trained rhinoplasty surgeon in Queensland and does more rhinoplasty than any other surgeon in Queensland.

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 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.