Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is one of the top 5 most sought after procedures in the U.S. Although it is used primarily as a cosmetic procedure to enhance the look of your face, it is also used to fix a number of medical problems such as a deviated septum, birth defect or malformation or to correct an injury due to an accident. When you visit a plastic surgeon for a rhinoplasty, he or she will evaluate the overall appearance of the nose, taking into consideration the shape, size and other factors that make your nose look disproportional to your face. Many times, you can correct a medical problem and reshape your nose at the same time. Whether you want to change the look of your nose or need to remedy a medical problem, there are many benefits of rhinoplasty. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and see how a rhinoplasty procedure can change everyday life for you!
Improve breathing – If you have a deviated septum, it may be hard to breathe through your nose. This can cause lots of problems, especially at night, including loud snoring, difficulty sleeping and even sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person’s airway to become partially or fully closed off during sleep, which leads to many short-term health problems such as fatigue and headaches and more serious long-term problems such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke. Rhinoplasty can be used as a corrective procedure to realign the septum and open up the airway for better breathing during the day and night. Rhinoplasty can also help alleviate certain conditions that cause breathing difficulty; for example, some people use rhinoplasty in combination with sinus surgery to help alleviate chronic sinusitis.
Improve imperfections – Whether you were born with a malformation of the nose or you have had an injury that has reshaped your nose, a rhinoplasty procedure can help you repair the shape of your nose and give you a look that is natural. The most common imperfections that are corrected by rhinoplasty are: humps in the bridge of the nose, a crooked nose, a bulbous tip, a nasal tip that droops or is too large, and nostrils that are overly flared out or pinched in. Your surgeon can correct one or all of these issues during one procedure. In addition, if you have had a previous surgery for a broken nose or a deviated septum, and you have not had a successful outcome, you can have a secondary rhinoplasty to correct any issues that may still be bothering you and restore your nose to its original look and function.
Improve facial symmetry – If you feel like your nose is too long, too wide or too off-centered, a rhinoplasty procedure can give your nose a more symmetrical shape that balances out your face. Since the surgery is used to transform the appearance of your nose, your surgeon can easily narrow the bridge of the nose, reshape the tip of the nose and change the angle between the nose and upper lip. These changes will make your nose more proportional to the rest of your face.
Improve confidence and self-esteem – Your face is normally the first thing people notice about you when you first meet. That first impression is very important, especially for job interviews, first dates and public events that put you in the spotlight. If you are embarrassed of your nose, rhinoplasty can correct your problems and leave you feeling better about yourself and your appearance. This boost in confidence will allow you to really stand out when faced with challenging situations that you may have been uncomfortable with in the past.
Unfortunately, our face is one part of the body that cannot be covered up all the time. We may be able to hide the flaws on our arms, legs and torso, but not our nose. If you are feeling embarrassed about the look of your nose, have a medical issue that needs to be repaired or you have been injured and your nose needs a correction, contact our office today. We can schedule a consultation with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to discuss your options, your realistic results and how rhinoplasty will best benefit you. Don’t let your life pass you by because you are too uncomfortable to pursue new and exciting adventures because you are afraid of what people will say about your nose! A new you is awaiting!