According the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, more than half a million people seek out a consultation to discuss a rhinoplasty each year. Known colloquially as a nose job, these surgeries not only change the shape and structure of your nose, they can also help with breathing issues. If you have issues with your nose and wonder what a rhinoplasty can do for you, you might be surprised to learn of all the possibilities.
Correcting a Poorly Set Broken Nose
Perhaps you broke your nose playing sports when you were younger or it happened in a car accident. Breaking your nose is quite common, but not everyone has it set properly afterwards. If a broken nose isn’t set well, it can end up being crooked or left with a bump. If you’re self-conscious about how your broken nose healed, a rhinoplasty can fix it. If your nose is tilted or has a bump on it, both issues are easily corrected surgically, then set and splinted properly to ensure proper healing.
Making Your Nose Match Your Face
Even if you’ve never suffered a broken nose or other trauma, genetics can be harsh. If you feel your nose is too wide, too long or simply doesn’t fit in with your other features, plastic surgery can make a huge difference in your appearance and your confidence. Nearly any flaw can be fixed, so don’t be afraid to schedule a consultation and see what solutions are available.
Repairing a Deviated Septum
The membrane of tissue between your nostrils is called the septum. If that tissue is too close to one side or has a hole in it, you may experience sinus issues, snoring and problems breathing through your nose. If you have any of these issues, rhinoplasty may be the right solution. If you aren’t interested in changing the aesthetics of your nose, your surgeon can take pains to preserve its original appearance. Conversely, you can choose to have changes made while your septum is being repaired, should you so desire.
Deciding to have a nose job is not a simple decision. Being aware of the different ways a rhinoplasty can help you be happier with your nose and possibly breathe easier, you will be able to make the right choice for yourself.
If you have any additional questions about how rhinoplasty can work for you, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts – or stop by one of our three Orange County locations – to schedule your consultation. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment options for your needs. We can help you get the nose you’ve always wanted.