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Peter Callan


Nose job, hump removal, asian rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty Melbourne, rhinoplasty Geelong
"Rhinoplasty takes time and effort. It involves altering the shape and size of the nose, while ensuring it functions well and suits the face." Peter Callan

Why is rhinoplasty so different?

It is well recognised that it takes years to become a good rhinoplasty surgeon. Selecting a surgeon devoted to rhinoplasty makes sense. You want to maximise the chance of the outcome you desire and avoid secondary surgery as much as possible.

Your operation

Dr Callan performs all his surgery in state of the art facilities at St John of God Hospital in Geelong. The operation usually requires you to stay overnight in hospital, although occasionally it is possible for you to go home the same day.  Someone will need to take you home.

Rhinoplasty is not usually painful but you will be given medication to keep you comfortable.

The procedure involves making a small incision under the nose and other incisions inside the nose. The nasal shape under the skin is altered and the airway is adjusted to optimise nasal airflow.

Finally, the skin is replaced and eventually adopts the new nasal shape.


Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most exacting of all plastic surgery operations. Choosing a highly-skilled and experienced surgeon is paramount.

A good rhinoplasty will result in a nose that:

  • is natural-looking
  • is appropriate for the face
  • complements other facial features
  • functions well (breathing, smell)
  • stays that way

Before and After

Move slider right and left to see the result of a secondary rhinoplasty. Changes can be subtle, but improve facial balance markedly.

Your results

Rhinoplasty can markedly change facial balance and harmony.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you are welcome to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified specialist. Individual results may vary.

Your recovery

Recovery time ranges from two to four weeks. The nose shape looks good after two weeks but takes many months to settle completely. Thicker skin and larger changes may take longer to take on their final shape.

It’s a good idea to take some time out from more strenuous activities so you don’t prolong your recovery. The same guidelines apply to exercise, with mild to moderate exercise allowable early on and full aerobic activities after four weeks. You can shower after surgery, but it is best not to get your splint too wet. You must not drive until you are fully recovered from both the anaesthetic and the discomfort of surgery.

You will have a splint on for at least a week. This helps reduce swelling and keeps your nose shape steady while it is healing.

The small incisions from the operation are always present but will fade over the first six to twelve months. As a rule, the incision lines are inconspicuous.

Your consultation

The procedure will be discussed in more detail during your consultation with Dr Callan. In addition we will do 3-D simulations on your nose. Overall facial balance will also be discussed.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk through your reasons for surgery and the expectations you have about the result. The operation and any risks associated with surgery will also be discussed.

You may also like to see other photographs of people who have had the type of rhinoplasty you may be suitable for. Note that our gallery is only of our patients who consent to their photographs being shown (for which we are exceedingly grateful).

Your surgeon

Dr Callan is an expert in rhinoplasty surgery, with patients travelling from interstate and overseas to his Geelong practice.

With over 25 years’ specialist experience, Dr Callan is renowned for his exacting standards and results.

As an expert in the field, Dr Callan is in the best position to properly assess and discuss your concerns and expectations. He is a member and former president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australasian Academy for Facial Plastic Surgery, an international member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Committed to remaining at the forefront of advancements and innovation, Dr Callan is a prominent figure and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

In addition to rhinoplasty, Dr Callan’s focus areas include eyelid surgery, face lift surgery and facial injectables.

Dr Peter Callan

Dr Callan was trained by some of the world’s finest plastic surgeons both here and overseas. After obtaining his Specialist Plastic Surgeon qualification in Australia he undertook further training in Britain, Canada and the United States. He is an innovator and an educator. With his Sydney colleague George Marcells, he is a convener of the triennial Australian Multidisciplinary Symposium on Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, which brings together some of the best and most distinguished rhinoplasty surgeons in the world.


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