Our facial features offer the first impression to others about who we are, how we are feeling and how self-confident we are. Any sort of physical irregularity can cause self-doubt. Problems with the shape of the nose can actually make the rest of our facial features look uneven.
A rhinoplasty is a specialized surgery that corrects the appearance, and sometimes the function, of the nose. It is usually an outpatient procedure. If you are concerned about the shape, size or function of your nose and believe that a simple surgical procedure could correct the problem, consider a rhinoplasty.
Common Problems with Nasal Features
The most common problem with nasal deformities is difficulty breathing normally. A deviated septum or a pinched nasal passage can be detrimental to your overall health. Other common deformities include a humped nose bridge, a bridge that angles slightly to the right or left and flared nostrils. Sometimes an unevenly shaped nose can create the visual impression that the eyes are unevenly placed as well.
These deformities may be corrected by the repositioning of bone, cartilage and muscle tissue. A typical rhinoplasty involves removing and/or repositioning a small amount of cartilage. In some cases, synthetic tissue may be placed underneath the nose skin. It all depends on the unique needs of the patient.
Benefits of a Rhinoplasty
Most patients who undergo a rhinoplasty comment on having an improved self-confidence after the procedure. They are more likely to try new things and to have positive interactions with people. Another benefit of some types of rhinoplasty procedures is improved breathing. As you can imagine, this can significantly improve a person’s quality of life.
Is a Rhinoplasty Right for You?
We encourage you to consult with our surgeon at Facial Aesthetic Concepts and discuss your concerns with your nose. Even if the problems don’t have any effect on your health, a rhinoplasty procedure can greatly enhance your appearance and significantly change the way you look. Our surgeon will be able to give you accurate information about how a nose job will likely affect your overall appearance, so it’s very important to get all the facts before choosing to undergo this type of surgery.
If you aren’t happy with your nose, you don’t have to accept it. During a consultation at Facial Aesthetic Concepts in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo or Rancho Santa Margarita, you can learn more about how a rhinoplasty can help you achieve better facial proportions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!