Top 5 Reasons for a Rhinoplasty

by Monica Prata

Top 5 Reasons for a Rhinoplasty

When asked which facial feature they would most like to change, the majority of people respond that they would like to change their nose. Rhinoplasty or "nose jobs" offer a number of benefits, some more obvious than others. Aesthetically, they can improve shape, symmetry and size, while functionally, they can alleviate suffering caused by difficulty breathing and can often reduce or eliminate embarrassing snoring. Even the slightest alteration in the nose can improve the overall appearance of the face, increasing self-confidence and, consequently, leading to the improvement of the recipient’s social and professional life.

1) Symmetry
As part of human nature, we tend to react very positively to symmetry; facial symmetry, in particular, is uniquely attractive and is considered a point of beauty in almost all cultures. Even the slightest off-centering of a nose can make a substantial interruption in the overall symmetry of the face. Remedying an off-center nose, a crooked bridge or uneven nostrils can do wonders in improving the overall appearance of the face, often allowing other facial features to stand out and appear more attractive.

2) Breathing Difficulties
Difficulty breathing can be alleviated with rhinoplasty surgery when the cause is a deviated septum, or nostril collapse. When breathing difficulty becomes a factor and a deviated septum or nostril collapse are to blame, almost all insurance companies will cover the cost of the surgery.

3) Shape
Rhinoplasty can drastically alter the appearance of one’s face by making slight changes in characteristics. Common complaints about shape are having too large or too small of a bridge, excessively wide or narrow nostrils, or even having too much or not enough space between the upper lip and the tip the nose. On some patients, shape can be altered using injectable fillers, which are minimally invasive and require very little downtime.

4) Size
Size plays an enormous factor in aesthetic facial balance. Only a subtle change is necessary to produce a noticeable difference. In removing even a small amount of tissue, features are more balanced and beautiful results are achieved.

5) Snoring
A deviated septum is often the culprit of chronic snoring. Deviated septums are frequently caused in childbirth or through breaking or injuring the nose. Rhinoplasty for a deviated septum is covered by almost all insurance companies and corrections in shape, size and symmetry can be made within this same procedure (a loophole routinely utilized by deviated septum sufferers, including many celebrities who’ve explained away nose jobs as medical procedures.

No matter what your personal goals are with a rhinoplasty procedure, the first step is to meet with one or more experienced plastic surgeons to discuss the nature of the procedure and whether it's a commitment you're ready to make. To locate and schedule private consultations with rhinoplasty specialists in your area, contact us today!

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