Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose surgery, is one of the most popular facial plastic procedures in the world. This procedure alters the nose shape for either aesthetic purposes (cosmetic), functional purposes (to improve quality of life), or both.
What You Should Know About Rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty may be performed surgically or non-surgically, depending on patient goals. According to Harvard Health, around 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed every year to restore balance to one’s face, tackle health issues, and more. Often, patients will request rhinoplasties to address both form and function in one procedure. (For more information about these two types of rhinoplasty, check out our blog discussing the difference.)
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you may be interested to know about these five benefits and how this procedure can affect your life for the better.
1) It May Help You Feel Better About Your Appearance.
Self confidence is one of the top motivations cited for seeking out rhinoplasty. Many rhinoplasty patients express embarrassment about their nose or simply do not love their appearance. A large nose can sometimes overpower other facial features, while a small nose could unintentionally enhance features someone may not like about their face. Choosing to have a rhinoplasty performed allows individuals to decide how they would like to appear and which facial features to enhance.
2) Rhinoplasty Helps Correct Nasal Defects.
Rhinoplasty can help eliminate nasal defects such as masses, lumps, birth defects, and more. Nasal defects may negatively impact both nasal function and the way someone feels about their appearance. Addressing these problems with a rhinoplasty can be life-changing for patients who have struggled with functional and/or aesthetic issues their entire life.
3) It May Help Eliminate Sinus Problems.
If you’re constantly congested, have trouble breathing, or experience headaches due to sinus pressure, rhinoplasty may help address these issues. Sinus problems occur when the empty spaces behind facial bones around your nose or forehead become blocked. As pressure starts to build in that area, you may experience pain or even an infection. For patients suffering from long-term sinus or breathing issues, opening the airways with a nose surgery can significantly help improve air flow, reducing sinus pressure and improving quality of life.
4) This Procedure Can Restore Facial Symmetry.
The nose is the central feature of the face and is often the culprit of facial asymmetry, which may be caused by uneven nostrils, a crooked nose bridge, or other imperfections. These asymmetrical features can be corrected with rhinoplasty, improving the shape of the nose and overall facial symmetry.
5) Rhinoplasty Helps Alleviate Snoring & Improves Sleep.
Snoring is often a result of nasal structural problems, which is why many snoring aids are not effective at alleviating it. Rhinoplasty on the other hand may be a permanent solution. Snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that happens when the airway becomes blocked by soft tissue at the back of the throat during sleep. This sleep disruption can be addressed with an experienced, board-certified surgeon who clears blockages.
Choose Rhinoplasty with Dr. Stallworth!
Dr. Stallworth is always excited to welcome new patients. He’s ready to help you navigate your rhinoplasty options. Schedule an initial consultation with him by calling (210) 997-3223.