The Practical Side of Rhinoplasty

nose with surgery line with nose surgeryRhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for both women and men. The procedure is performed to change the size and shape of the nose. For some people, rhinoplasty isn’t performed for aesthetic reasons. Rhinoplasty might be medically necessary for repairing the nose so it can look and function properly.

Damage From Injury

Despite how hard we try to stay free from injury, accidents happen. You trip and fall on your face, get hit with a baseball or an airbag, or maybe even get into a fist fight that doesn’t end in your favor. Things happen, and luckily rhinoplasty can fix and even improve the function and appearance of the nose.

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing is usually a symptom of a deviated septum. The nasal septum, which is the thin wall between the nasal passages, becomes displaced that causes a partial or complete blockage of airflow from one nostril. This issue can be present at birth or caused by an injury. Septoplasty is a procedure designed to straighten the septum and allow for better airflow. Since a person is already under anesthesia for this procedure, many people will take advantage and have cosmetic work performed on their nose at the same time.

Sinus Problems

A deviated septum can also cause severe sinus issues. A common symptom of a deviated septum is nasal congestion, and one side of the nose is always more congested than the other. This leads to recurrent and repeated sinus infections, which then causes headaches, facial pain, and post-nasal drip. Medication can offer some relief, but it is not a permanent solution. Surgery to repair the septum is the only solution to permanently relieve these symptoms.

Birth Defects

Congenital nasal deformities can cause symptomatic nasal airway obstruction and a decreased self-esteem in children and adults. A deformed nasal structure is related to some of the medical issues discussed above and often brings unwanted attention to the nose instead of the face as a whole.

Being that it is one of the most prominent facial features, the nose is supposed to complement the face, not take away from the other characteristics. Rhinoplasty is a relatively easy procedure that can significantly enhance a person’s quality of life.