ENT Specialist Perth lists the information you need for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery in Perth, including some of the frequent procedures carried out by ENT surgeons, general information on ear nose throat conditions, plus contacts and practitioners.
As the name suggests, ENT surgeons have specialised in treating conditions that occur in the head and neck areas of the body. This excludes the brain and nervous system which falls under the term Neurology, not ENT.
Conditions that are treated by ENT specialists include not so complicated procedures like tonsilitis and the correction of deviated septums, through to complex surgery that may involve reconstruction of the facial bones or the removal of invasive tumours.
ENT surgeons may focus on a particular niche within the ENT spectrum. For example cosmetic surgeons in Perth would carry out procedures such as face lifts and rhinoplasty work. Pediatric specialists would focus on treating children.
You may see letters after a surgeons name. In the ENT field you will probably see FRACS, which means that the surgeon holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and ASOHNS, which means the surgeon has done their ENT training with the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Rhinoplasty Perth. The word rhinoplasty comes from the Greek for ‘nose’ (rhino) ‘shape’ (plasty). Otherwise known as a nose job, this is a very common type of surgery performed by ENT surgeons. A rhinoplasty is necessary where the patient wants to change their physical appearance, the shape of the nose specifically, or where the function of the nose is not what it should be.
Although there are a number of reasons for having a rhinoplasty, there are essentially two ways of performing the surgery. The first is called an open rhinoplasty, where incisions are made to the outside of the nose, typically at the base of the nose. The second is called a closed rhinoplasty where the incisions are made inside the nose.
Other terms you may hear are primary rhinoplasty, which is the first rhinoplasty you have had and secondary rhinoplasty (sometimes also called a revision rhinoplasty) which refers to subsequent rhinoplasty work.
Cost of Rhinoplasty. The cost of rhinoplasty surgery will vary of course. Different surgeons and different hospitals have different fees and the procedure can differ from person to person. However a rough guide is anywhere from $6,000 to over $10,000. This includes your anesthetist and other add on costs.
Blepharoplasty Perth. A blepharoplasty is also known as eyelid surgery, a much more meaningful phrase for the general public. Eyelid surgery is often done for cosmetic reasons but can also be required to improve the function of the eyelid and its association with the eye.
The main objective of a blepharoplasty is to remove excess skin and/or fat deposits from around the eye. The procedure is often performed on the lower eyelid to eliminate baggy eyes, although the upper eyelid also gets plenty of attention. Incisions can be made in the natural folds of the skin so this can be quite a neat procedure.
Recovering from a blepharoplasty can take some weeks as swelling and bruising around the eyes subsides. There are a range of post-operative procedures to assist recovery including cold packs, eye drops, keeping away from bright lights and sleeping with the head raised.
Blepharoplasty Cost. As with all surgery, particularly cosmetic surgery, costs do vary. The cost of a blepharoplasty will be in the range of $2,000 to $5,000 for both lower or both upper eyelids. It will probably be a bit less than this if both the upper and lower eyelids are done at the same time.
Tonsillectomy. Having the tonsils removed is extremely common in children and may be required from time to time in adults. Pediatric tonsillectomy are most often related to inflammation whereas adult tonsillectomy can be related to throat obstruction and breathing problems.
The surgical process is quite simple however it can take several weeks to recover completely and there can be substantial pain from the procedure.
Symptoms. The symptoms of tonsillitis are similar to those of the common cold, that is, some general lethargy, a sore throat of course and an increase in your core body temperature. It is also very easy to visually check the area at the back on the mouth which will show swelling and redness.