Your nose is one of your most prominent features, not to mention that it’s absolutely essential to your ability to breathe. You want it to work and look just right, so it only makes sense that more than 200,000 Americans undergo rhinoplasty, or a nose job, every year.
At Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas, our team wants you to understand the cosmetic and functional benefits of rhinoplasty. Here are just five positive benefits patients may experience after a rhinoplasty.
If you’re bothered by the look of your nose’s profile, a rhinoplasty offers benefits. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jan Garcia Jr., can smooth out a dorsal hump, which is a bump on the bridge of your nose.
Rhinoplasty can also correct the shape of your nose’s tip if you find it bulbous, unpleasantly flared, or too wide.
Your nose has contours, or aesthetic lines, that make it appear broad or narrow when someone looks at you straight on. These contours also affect your facial symmetry, which is how your features relate to one another. The shape of your nose can make your cheeks look too wide or make it appear that your eyes are too close together.
Dr. Garcia uses his aesthetic eye to refine the dorsal aesthetic lines of your nose to create better facial balance.
If you find your nose looks too wide, Dr. Garcia uses rhinoplasty to remove a small amount of bone from the sides of your nose to create a more defined slope on the sides of your nose. This creates sleeker looking lines and a more slender nose shape.
When you have allergies, inflammation in your nasal cavity interferes with your ability to breathe. Dr. Garcia uses rhinoplasty to widen genetetically narrow nasal structures to help you get fuller, more complete breaths, even when seasonal allergies strike.
Patients who suffer from nasal polyps also benefit from rhinoplasty. These small growths develop due to allergies, immune disorders, asthma, or drug sensitivities, and they interfere with breathing and nasal comfort. Dr. Garcia removes polyps during a rhinoplasty procedure to help ease breathing and overall comfort.
Your septum is the cartilage and bone that divides your nose into a right and left side. If this septum isn’t centered, it can cause problems with breathing and recurrent sinus infections. Your nasal passages may feel chronically inflamed and tender to the touch.
A deviated septum can also contribute to sleep apnea problems and make breathing while exercising difficult.
Some people have a deviated septum from birth, but a deviated septum can also result from a blow to the face or another injury. Rhinoplasty is part of surgery to correct a deviated septum. Dr. Garcia performs septoplasty to center the septum and finishes with rhinoplasty to straighten your nose’s crooked appearance.
If you’re unhappy with the look of your nose or struggle with breathing and constant nasal infections, make an appointment at Plastic Surgery Arts Center to discuss how rhinoplasty can transform your appearance and breathing. Call today or use the “book online” button on this website to request an appointment.