Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose? Maybe you’ve been told it’s too large or misshapen. Or, perhaps you struggle to breathe through one nostril because you were born with a deviated septum.
Regardless of why you are considering rhinoplasty, there is hope for cosmetic and functional improvements in this procedure.
Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing experience. It requires an experienced surgeon who understands the complexities of facial anatomy and understands what changes to make to improve both the form and function of your nose. In this article, we will discuss your options, review the benefits and risks associated with Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty, and will provide resources to help find an experienced doctor in your area.
Why do patients choose rhinoplasty?
Patients choose rhinoplasty for a variety of cosmetic and functional reasons. It’s important to understand why a patient might be considering cosmetic rhinoplasty, as well as why one might be looking for functional rhinoplasty.
When it comes to cosmetic rhinoplasty, the most common reasons include enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the nose, making it look more symmetrical, or changing its shape to fit better with facial features. Some patients are unhappy with their nasal length or width, while others wish to reduce or remove bumps on their nose bridge. Many seek out rhinoplasty after noticing that they look older than they feel.
Functional rhinoplasty is often sought by those who experience difficulty breathing through the nose due to structural abnormalities in their internal nasal structures. Deviated septums can cause swirling and pinching which can prevent air from entering and exiting properly while blocking airflow and requiring larger inhales and exhales of air when attempting to breathe normally – this creates noise when breathing which is often referred to affectionately as “snoring”. Patients may also choose functional rhinoplasty if they experience sinus issues such as frequent sinus infections due to obstructive tissue within the nose, blockages caused by scarring in the sinuses, or turbinate hypertrophy (swelling) due to allergies impacting normal airflow.
A functional rhinoplasty is a form of facial surgery that aims to improve the function and structure of the nose. The main goal is to improve how the patient breathes and to correct any deformities in the nose. Functional rhinoplasty can also help with nasal congestion and allergies caused by structural problems in the nasal passages.
This type of surgery is different from cosmetic rhinoplasty, which focuses more on changing or improving the aesthetic look of the nose. In contrast, functional rhinoplasty focuses on reshaping and restructuring the internal parts of the nose that affect its shape, size, alignment, and airflow. It can also involve correcting any structural issues within the nose as well as rebuilding a collapsed septum or restoring symmetry in asymmetrical noses.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a type of facial plastic surgery designed to help reshape and enhance the appearance of your nose. It’s one of the facial cosmetic procedures that can improve function while enhancing your look.
Generally speaking, cosmetic rhinoplasty helps correct deformities or asymmetries in the nose Uke minor bridge irregularities, bumps along the bridge of the nose, a noticeable upward or downward curvature at the tip, larger nostrils, and drooping tips. It can even be used to restore the balance between facial features by taking on an oversize knob-like deformity at the base of your nose.
Aesthetic enhancement often includes slimming down a wide nose or increasing volume to augment flat bridge problems. During this procedure, a thin layer of fat and cartilage may be removed from areas around your eyes for better definition and more attractive contours.
When done properly, you should have an improved nasal shape to boost confidence levels about nasal aesthetics and profile. Overall, you should look refreshed and revitalized with an improved overall harmony between all features in your face profile after having cosmetic rhinoplasty performed.
Is rhinoplasty right for you?
Not sure what type of rhinoplasty is right for you? That’s an important question to ask yourself before undergoing any cosmetic or functional surgery. It’s normal to be apprehensive and want to weigh the pros and cons before deciding if rhinoplasty is the right choice.
When considering whether or not rhinoplasty is right for you, it’s important to focus on what your desired outcome might look like. Ask yourself: how do I want my nose to look after this procedure? What improvements do I hope to see in terms of shape, size, and/or function? Do the potential risks and recovery time line up with my current lifestyle and schedule?
It’s also a good idea to investigate different types of rhinoplasty procedures and find one that best suits your individual goals. Your plastic surgeon should be able to help you determine which type of surgery could achieve your desired outcomes. To ensure long-lasting results, make sure that you tell your surgeon exactly what kind of results you are looking for so they can provide a customized treatment plan tailored just for you!