Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty?

Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty helps improve the self-esteem of anyone bothered by the look of their nose. The plastic surgery procedure can also improve breathing in people with a deviated septum or other ENT (ear, nose, and throat) concerns. Research shows that rhinoplasty can functionally improve a patient’s nasal airflow.

At Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster, Texas, under the direction of Dr. Jan Garcia, we talk to patients all the time who are curious about what rhinoplasty, aka a nose job, can do for them.

Here’s what we tell them. 

Basic requirements for surgery

Before even considering rhinoplasty, you should be fully mature. This means all your facial growth is complete. You also should be in good physical health and a nonsmoker, as smoking impedes healing. 

We also ask that you have realistic expectations from your surgery. 

Rhinoplasty can correct cosmetic concerns

When you’re bothered by the look of your nose, rhinoplasty is a way to change its appearance so you have greater self-esteem and pride in your appearance. 

Rhinoplasty effectively:

Rhinoplasty can also enhance the balance between your nose and other facial features. Your nose is directly in the center of your face and thus serves as a focal point. When it doesn’t seem to fit the other features on your face, your nose can “throw off” your whole aesthetic look. 

Dr. Garcia and our team have the artistry and skill to alter your nose so it looks more in proportion with your other facial features. Each person’s face and nose needs are unique. We consider your ethnicity, height, skin thickness, facial proportions, and sex. Considering these factors means you get a nose that best fits your face. 

Rhinoplasty helps breathing problems

Patients who struggle with breathing comfortably due to a deviated septum or small nostrils can also benefit from a nose job. The surgery can correct interrupted sleep and snoring. 

An added benefit of a functional rhinoplasty is that you can also have changes made to your nose’s appearance that bother you. Dr. Garcia works with you to get the look you want that best complements your face and health. 

Rhinoplasty can help with injury

If you’ve had a nose injury, surgery isn’t always required. But if you have damage to the bones or cartilage, your nose may look misshapen or asymmetrical. You can also develop a saddle nose, meaning that you’ve lost cartilage due to damage. 

Post-trauma rhinoplasty can also correct any blockages, breathing problems, or other functional issues that resulted from the damage to your nose. We can offer personalized recommendations as to whether surgery is the right step following your nose injury.

If you’re considering rhinoplasty, come to our office. We sit down with you for a comprehensive consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for rhinoplasty and how the surgery can help your look and nasal function.

Call our office or use the “book online” button on this website to request an appointment.

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