Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to a nose job, is more common than many people think. In any given year, over 200,000 patients in North America opt for this procedure. What do they hope to accomplish by undergoing this form of cosmetic surgery? There are a number of reasons why they seek this type of help. Here are six examples for you to consider. One or more of them may apply to you.
You Feel That Your Nose is Too Large
One of the most common reasons to look into a nose job is because you think your nose is too large. The concern may come about because of a random remark made by a loved one or even a stranger. Perhaps you begin to notice that your nose seems to be a little larger in relation to the rest of the face. Once you do notice, it’s difficult to push the idea that your nose is too big out of your mind.
At that point, the only option is to consult a cosmetic surgeon. Keep in mind that the surgeon may indicate that your nose is not as prominent as you may think. In any event, the surgeon can use computer imagery to give you an idea of what a reduction procedure would do in terms of changing the look of your face. Once you see those images, it will be easier to decide if you want to proceed.
Maybe You Think That Your Nose is Too Small
Perhaps your concern is that your nose is not large enough for your face. Many people don’t realize that rhinoplasty can be used to make the nose more prominent. It’s possible to slightly enlarge the nose so that it appears to fit in easier with the rest of your facial features.
This is another instance in which a cosmetic surgeon will use computer imagery to give you an idea of what to expect. The amount of enlargement that can be done safely depends on the shape and contour of your nose at present. If you find that what the surgeon can do would help you feel better about your appearance, it’s worth looking into the option a little closer.
The Angle of Your Nose Bothers You
There are people who are perfectly happy with the overall sizes of their noses. What bothers them is that the nose seems to angle slightly to the right or the left. They would prefer their noses to point forward rather than to the side. Fortunately, this is something that a cosmetic surgeon can handle with relative ease. The alignment process itself would require much of the same precautions during the recuperative period, but the result is that your nose would no longer be at an angle.
The Problem Appears to be the Tip
Your nose is just the right size and it points forward rather than angling to one side. What’s the issue? You don’t like the tip. Perhaps it tends to point upward slightly or maybe it droops a little. Whatever the issue, you’re not fond of it.
A cosmetic surgeon can use several different approaches to change the shape of the tip. Depending on the procedure that’s needed, you may find that the recovery period for this type of nose job is a little shorter. Even so, it’s important to follow the surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period to the letter. Once the healing is completed, you’ll be much happier with the way the tip of your nose looks.
You Want to Repair Damage Sustained in an Accident
For most of your life, you were happy with the way your nose looked. That changed after the accident. The amount of damage that was done to your face left the nose looking like something you’ve never seen before. Now that you’ve healed from the accident, it’s time to see what can be done about regaining your previous appearance.
In this instance, it’s not about changing something you were born with. The goal is to restore your nose to the way it looked before the event that permanently changed your appearance. In order to do that, the cosmetic surgeon will want to evaluate the amount of scar tissue present, compare your present nose with the way it looked prior to the accident, and then come up with a specific plan to restore your appearance.
Keep in mind that the extent of the damage will determine if more than one surgery is necessary to correct the problem. In order to protect your health, it may be necessary to conduct the process in stages, allowing some time in between each one for healing. Your surgeon will help you understand what must be done, the risks involved, and what sort of outcome you can reasonably expect.
You’d Like to Breathe With Less Difficulty
Rhinoplasty can also correct physical factors that make it difficult to breathe through the nose. Those factors may be something you’ve lived with your entire life or they may have come about after an accident. In either case, the surgeon will assess what’s causing the difficulty breathing, determine what it will take to correct the issue, and go over how the surgery will include measures to protect your appearance.
Is rhinoplasty right for you? No one can answer that question but yourself. If you’re unhappy with the look or function of your nose, see a professional today. Once you know the possibly solutions, it will be easier to make the right decision.