Different Ways Rhinoplasty Can Enhance Your Nose
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 220,000 people received a rhinoplasty in 2013. While celebrities and popular culture tout the cosmetic aspect of this procedure, the common ‘nose job’ has other applications. Here are some of the more common reasons people seek out a rhinoplasty.
For those who have narrowed nostril or a deviated septum, breathing through the nose can be difficult or loud. Some people experience whistling, chirping, inadequate airflow or frequent sinus infections due to lack of good drainage. Some sufferers also have problems with breathing while sleeping, or may snore very loudly. Problems can be caused by trauma, birth defects or growths such as cysts or tumors, and nearly all can be corrected surgically.
The treatment for such issues is called a functional rhinoplasty, as the goal of the procedure is the improve breathing without impacting aesthetics. If you have a functional problem and also want the aesthetics of your nose changed, both goals can usually be accomplished during the same surgery
If there is some aspect of your nose that you don’t care for, it might be possible to change it for the better by getting a rhinoplasty. Whether you’d like to reduce the width or length or your nose, reset a previously broken nose to straighten it out or you want to change the curve of your nose, a rhinoplasty may be the right choice. You can select your preferred outcome and discuss concerns ahead of time, so you won’t necessarily end up with a ‘celebrity nose’ if that’s not your goal. Your nose must match the rest of your features in order to give you a good result, and that is usually one of the primary goals of an aesthetic rhinoplasty.
Revisions to Previous Surgeries or Procedures
Not every surgical procedure will come out right the first time. This is especially true if your first surgery was done in an attempt to fix serious trauma injuries or was otherwise extensive. If you’ve already had a nose job and are not happy with the results, a revision may be able to induce the changes you desire.
Understanding the Risks
As with any surgery, there are always risks. The American Rhinologic Society lists the following as possible complications:
- Excessive bleeding
- Perforation to the lining of your nose
- More difficulty breathing through the nose
- Needing a revision surgery
- Problems with anesthesia
These possibilities shouldn’t stop you from pursuing a rhinoplasty, but you do need to be informed about all possible outcomes before committing to surgery.
A nose job can enhance your appearance, make it easier for you to breathe and can even help conquer your snoring. By being well-versed in how the procedure can help you, you can make the best decision possible for yourself and your future health. Contact Sadrian Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sadrian. We’ll work with you to get you the nose of your dreams.