Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure done on the nose. It can be purely cosmetic, or it can be reconstructive and done to correct a problem. It can provide a variety of benefits.
Rhinoplasty procedures are often done to correct structural problems within the nose that make it hard to breathe through the nose. One common problem is a deviated septum. The septum is the wall between the nasal passages. If it’s crooked, it makes one of the nasal passages unduly small. In severe cases, a deviated septum can block the nasal passage altogether. A deviated septum can also cause frequent sinus infections and/or nosebleeds.
Fix a Broken Nose
As the most prominent part of the face, the nose is the facial bone that gets broken the most often. Fights, accidents, falls and sports injuries are all common causes of broken noses. A reconstructive rhinoplasty can fix any deformities caused by an injury.
Help with Sinus Problems
Rhinoplasty can help to treat chronic sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses. When the sinuses get blocked and filled with fluid, they attract bacteria and get infected. If the patient has chronic sinusitis, or their sinusitis keeps coming back, the surgeon will check them for structural problems in the nose or sinuses.
Correct Birth Defects
Some nasal malformations are caused by birth defects. Removing them during a rhinoplasty procedure improves the patient’s appearance, as well as the ability to breathe through the nose.
Snoring can be a surprisingly serious problem. It is the third most common cause of divorce, and nearly a quarter of couples sleep in separate bedrooms because one of them snores. Snoring can be caused by structural problems within the nose like a deviated septum. A nose job can fix such problems.
Research has found that human beings look at another person’s eyes first and then their nose. As the most prominent part of the face, the nose will attract attention for good or bad. A straight and symmetrical nose adds to a person’s attractiveness, while a crooked nose detracts from it.
Feel More Confident
An unattractive nose often makes a person feel self-conscious about their looks. By contrast, an attractive and symmetrical nose can bolster a person’s confidence in their appearance.
Consult with Dr. Lipschitz at Athena Plastic Surgery, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, to see if rhinoplasty can benefit you. If you live in the West Palm Beach or surrounding area and are interested in rhinoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation!