The decision to have rhinoplasty, AKA a nose job, is not one that should be entered into lightly. Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape and look of the nose while also providing functional improvements that can improve the ability of the patient to breathe. There are multiple reasons why patients are interested in undergoing rhinoplasty. In order to understand exactly why patients want to make alterations to their nose, Cosmetic Town is here to take a look at the top reasons people want to change their nose thanks to rhinoplasty.
Top Reasons People Make Changes to the Nose
- Increase Their Self-Esteem – The nose is the most prominent feature on the face and it helps to define the look of the face. Rhinoplasty can set or enhance the overall appearance and aesthetics of the face while also helping to improve the self-esteem of a person. In fact, the desire to overcome self-doubt and otherwise increase the amount of self-esteem felt by a person is one of the most popular reasons that people decide to undergo rhinoplasty. Patients want to reduce, or eliminate, the look of a nose that has a hump, bump or crooked appearance. These features on a nose can make people feel insecure about their appearance as well make it difficult for them to ever feel confident in front of others. Rhinoplasty can either reduce the look of a hump or bump or add cartilage to the nose to improve its crooked appearance and add to the overall look of the bridge of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can provide a nose that looks appropriate/has the “right fit” for the face of a patient.
- Compliment the Ethnicity of a Patient – Ethnic rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty technique that works to change the look of the nose while still retaining features that remain true to the ethnicity of a patient. In other words, the surgeon takes great care to both enhance the nose and balance the features of the face without sacrificing the portions of the facial features that characterize the ethnicity of the patient. The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to provide patients with the desired natural-looking results while staying in harmony with the other features and the contour of the face.
- Repair an Injured Nose – No matter how much people try to protect their body, accidents can happen that impact the appearance of the nose. They might suffer an injury during a sporting event or they might have some sort of trauma occur during an accident such as a car crash or they fall and land on the nose. A broken nose is generally defined as a crack in the bone that is located over the bridge of the nose. During the healing process, there is a good chance that a fractured nose will not heal properly which means the nose can have a misshaped or misaligned appearance. If the misalignment of the nose is very severe, patients can have problems with both the functionality and the aesthetic appearance of the nose. In order to repair an injured nose, reconstruction rhinoplasty can be performed to repair, reposition and realign nasal bones that are broken. The final result is a nose that enjoys improved functionality as well as a better aesthetic appearance.
- Address Breathing Issues – One of the main issues with the nose that can cause breathing issues for patients is a deviated septum AKA a narrowing of the nasal passages of a person. There are some cases where the nasal passage is so narrow that the breathing problems experienced by a patient can be described as “significant”. In addition, breathing issues with the nose can be the result of deformities such as collapsed nostrils, nasal polyps and turbinate dysfunction. Functional rhinoplasty, along with septoplasty (to correct a deviated septum), can be performed by a board-certified doctor that is experienced in correcting any issues suffered by the nasal passageways. The cosmetic surgeon will determine the amount of work that needs to be done to straighten as well as support the bones and cartilage that are causing the nasal passageways to be obstructed. If the doctor determines that the nose needs splints to help address the issue, internal splints can be placed inside the nose to help stabilize the septum as it heals.
Consult with a Board-Certified Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Patients interested in undergoing rhinoplasty should schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor that is experienced in performing rhinoplasty for aesthetic and functional reasons. The surgeon can listen to the patient describe the desired results and determine the best method to achieve those results. In addition, the doctor can set realistic expectations so the patient will not be disappointed or surprised by the final results. The patient can also ask to see “before and after” photos of actual patients treated by the surgeon so the person can get a better idea of the type of results that can be expected after the rhinoplasty procedure.