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Dr Edmund Ek is a specialist plastic surgeon with extensive experience treating nose-related conditions, and in particular performing rhinoplasty surgery in his Melbourne clinic.

He is also deeply committed to promoting the human side of the surgeon-patient relationship, and makes himself available to consult with and advise his patients both before and after their surgery.

Dr Ek works closely with those considering rhinoplasty surgery in Melbourne and across Australia, addressing concerns and establishing realistic surgical plans to achieve outcomes including:

  • Correcting nasal deformities
  • Improving nose symmetry, profile, contour or size
  • Reducing humps on the bridge of the nose
  • Correcting irregularities at the tip of the nose
  • Improving nasal breathing

If you are interested in achieving any of the above outcomes, or want to discuss rhinoplasty surgery cost, book an initial appointment with Dr Ek in Melbourne on (03) 8419 0900.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

While rhinoplasty surgery in Melbourne is an increasingly popular and routine procedure, there are still the risks, benefits and cost to weigh up before deciding to go ahead with the surgery. Dr Ek will take the time to give you all the information you need and offer his professional opinion before making the decision to proceed.

Many patients choose rhinoplasty surgery because they are unhappy with either the appearance or breathing performance of their nose, or both. If you elect to have the surgery, Dr Ek will discuss with you exactly what you want to achieve from the operation and explain what is and isn’t possible.

Dr Ek is also able to offer the use of Vectra 3D photography to help you plan your surgery and visualise the possible results.

Understanding the Rhinoplasty Procedure

There are two types of rhinoplasty surgery which we perform in our Melbourne clinic, both of which are usually performed under general anaesthetic: open and closed. Each of these terms refers to the way the surgeon gains access to the nose tissue.

In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty happens entirely through the nostril, with no external incision. Each approach has pros and cons that Dr Ek will explain thoroughly during your consultation.

Depending on which type of rhinoplasty you and Dr Ek opt for, there are significant differences in the complexity of the operation, as well as the time taken to heal. Dr Ek will explain these choices to you in detail during your preoperative consultations.

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made after careful consideration and thorough understanding of all aspects involved, including the potential risks, recovery process and expected outcomes. We’re here to support you every step of the way, providing all the information you need to make informed choices about your care.


We strongly believe that natural body variation is a part of human individuality and should be respected. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should never be seen as a necessity to ‘fix’ what’s naturally occurring. The decision to undergo a procedure should not be driven by societal pressures or ideals, but by your personal preferences and realistic expectations.


Each surgical procedure carries a unique set of inherent risks. These can include, but are not limited to, infection, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, haematoma, unfavourable scarring, blood clots, nerve damage and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and other complications may arise. Some complications can be life-threatening or require additional surgery.

Dr Ek will discuss the risks of your chosen procedure in detail during your consultation.


Recovery times for plastic surgery vary widely based on the specific procedure and the individual patient. The recovery process can be demanding; it requires time, support and often changes in lifestyle, such as time off work or temporary restrictions on activity.

To aid recovery, Dr Ek and his team will provide specific post-operative instructions, including the potential need for recovery services like massages or wearing compression garments. Adhering to these instructions and attending all scheduled follow-up appointments are integral to your healing process.


Results from any surgical procedure are influenced by numerous factors, including your age, overall health, skin quality, lifestyle habits and genetic factors. As such, outcomes can vary greatly between individuals, and it is critical to have a realistic understanding of what can be achieved.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr Ek, who will be happy to discuss these considerations in detail.

What Results or Outcomes May Be Achieved

Rhinoplasty can have both aesthetic and functional benefits. Many rhinoplasty surgery patients in Melbourne obtain the results they want from one operation, while others require a secondary or revision surgery to adjust their results. Full recovery and stabilsation of results from rhinoplasty may take up to one year, so patience is advised before assessing the final outcome.

You can rely on Dr Ek to provide attentive and personalised care throughout your relationship with him, from initial appointment to final follow-up.

Some of the outcomes patients achieve through rhinoplasty include:

  • Straighter, more symmetrical nose
  • Different nose size, profile and shape
  • Improved nasal breathing

To find out more about rhinoplasty procedures in Melbourne with Dr Ek, or to find out more about the rhinoplasty surgery cost, don’t hesitate to call us on (03) 8419 0900.