The Top 10 Cosmetic and Functional Benefits of a Rhinoplasty
- 16 August 2016
- Dr. Mark Broudo
As one of the most prevalent cosmetic procedures in the world, rhinoplasty surely has a lot of benefits to offer. Not only does it improve aesthetic imperfections, but it also helps correct health-related issues.
No wonder it has been performed to over 200,000 patients—both men and women—in the United States in 2015 alone.
If you are wondering what these hundreds of thousands of patients got from undergoing a rhinoplasty, here are the top 10 benefits of this highly popular procedure.
Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but the fact remains that your nose is one of the most noticeable features of your face. As the main focal point in your face, the slightest imbalance in your nose can make a distinct difference in the way you look.
In fact, an asymmetrical face due to the appearance of their nose is a recipe for bullying, especially among teens. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 76 percent of teen plastic surgeries are done because of bullying. No one should ever be bullied because of their nose, so getting a rhinoplasty can help them avoid bullying and give them a more balanced look.
A rhinoplasty surgery is also sometimes dubbed as a nose reshaping surgery, basically because it can alter the shape of the nose. It can easily remove bumps, improve angles, and reduce an enlarged tip, which can all be sources of embarrassment and irritation among people who are unhappy with the shapes of their nose. A simple alteration of the bridge or tip of the nose can produce a dramatic improvement in your facial appearance and even draw attention to other areas of your face.
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Some people feel that the size of their nose is too large for their face. In fact, this is one of the common reasons why people undergo rhinoplasty—to make their noses less conspicuous and more proportional to the size of their face.
Whether you want to make your nose larger or smaller, rhinoplasty can do that for you. Reducing the width of your nose—even by just a small amount—can have a significant effect on how your nose fits in with the rest of your facial features.
Correction of bridge imperfections
The nose bridge is the upper and bony part of your nose that overlies the nasal bones. It can be very obvious if you have defects on this part of your nose, so any nose bridge imperfection is usually an indication for a rhinoplasty.
Whether your nose bridge defect is congenital or caused by past injury, rhinoplasty can correct these problems. This is especially useful for ethnic rhinoplasty, as most patients undergoing this type of rhinoplasty want to build up, narrow, and straighten their nose bridge.
Fixing of nose-related injuries
The nose is the most commonly broken facial bone, due to the fact that it protrudes from the face. Thankfully, having a broken nose is one of the indications for rhinoplasty, as this procedure can improve injury-related nasal deformities.
So if you ever engage in a fight or get caught in a vehicular or sporting accident, know that you can fix your broken nose with a rhinoplasty. The same goes for children who are prone to getting nasal fractures due to falls.
Improvement of breathing difficulties
More important than rhinoplasty's cosmetic benefits are its functional benefits—especially how it helps breathing easier for some people. A blockage in the nose, a misshapen septum—which means that the cartilage separating your nostrils is either crooked or off center, causing an imbalance of breathing passages—can make every breath seem like an ordeal.
Rhinoplasty can correct such problems and dramatically improve your nasal breathing, preventing a myriad of problems from happening, such as excessive mouth breathing, nasal congestion, nosebleeds, and various nasal infections. Open nasal airways can also mean that there is a proper exchange of gasses in and out the body, making you feel a lot healthier and more energetic.
Correction of birth defects
Children can also benefit from a rhinoplasty, too. They can be born with congenital malformations, and a nose job can help remedy those. Some of these congenital defects that can be solved by a rhinoplasty include the presence of nasal masses, tumors, cysts, and bony obstructions, and sometimes even the absence of the nasal septum.
Sleeping for eight hours a day can be a difficult target if you are not getting enough restful sleep due to structural irregularities in your nasal cavity. These can cause excessive snoring and sleep apnea—a condition characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing during sleep. Also, statistics show that 23 percent of couples sleep in separate bedrooms because of their partner's loud snoring, which interrupts their sleeping and makes it uncomfortable to share the same beds with their partners.
Getting a nose job in order to reshape the inner nasal passageway that causes these problems can help eliminate these common sleeping woes.
Relief of sinus problems
When you have chronic sinusitis, it means that your sinuses are often inflamed, perhaps due to an infection or other problems that cause excessive production of mucus that drains into the nose. This can be completely uncomfortable as it makes your nose swollen, hence blocking the sinuses and causing pain.
Fortunately, you can combine rhinoplasty with sinus surgery to completely get rid of this problem. It is like hitting two birds with one stone—you fix your chronic sinusitis and at the same time remedy your breathing difficulties.
As the focal point of your face, your nose can make you suffer from low self-esteem if it does not look the way you want it to be. One of the best ways to boost your self-confidence is by getting a rhinoplasty, which has the ability to dramatically improve your face. Studies even show that getting a nose job contributes to success in the workplace, as it gives them the confidence and competitive edge in their careers.
If you suffer from any cosmetic or functional problems with your nose, a rhinoplasty in Miami can definitely help you. Learn more about this procedure by Scheduling a Free Consultation with us here on Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery and get free advice from one of our board-certified and highly experienced cosmetic surgeons.