A rhinoplasty procedure, more commonly called a nose job, offers you the ability to change the look and shape of your nose. It’s one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, but not everyone requests it because they want to look better. There are several practical considerations for requesting rhinoplasty that have nothing to do with aesthetics, which is why this procedure is lauded for both its aesthetic appeal and practical applications equally.
Repair Traumatic Injury
When a nose is broken in a car accident, fight or sports mishap, it must be set to heal properly. When this is not done, the nose can heal crooked. Not only can this be unattractive, but it can also make hygiene painful. Just blowing the nose or rubbing it gently while washing can make the poorly set area ache. Even pushing the nose against the pillow inadvertently while sleeping can bring a jolt of discomfort. When the break is set properly with a rhinoplasty procedure, the aesthetics will be improved and the discomfort can be cured or greatly reduced. For those with tender noses due to a poorly healed break, being freed of the discomfort enhances quality of life considerably.
Enhance Nose Breathing for Active Lifestyles
Whether you run marathons or 5k fun-runs, swim in the pool at the gym or in the ocean, being able to breathe in and out through your nose properly is crucial in nearly all physical activities. In some sports, such as football, hockey or basketball, playing without a mouth guard or with your mouth open is dangerous. Mouth-breathing during contact sports leaves your jaw and teeth at risk of injury. If you cannot breathe in and out properly through your nose and lead an active lifestyle, rhinoplasty can solve the issue and open the airways. Not only does this make your activities more enjoyable and safe, but you’ll also likely find that your breath control gets better over time.
Better Overall Appearance
Rhinoplasty is not simply about aesthetics; there are other reasons that deal with quality of life that make this procedure appealing to a wide variety of people. Of course, it is still a great procedure if you simply are unhappy with the look of your nose. If you have a hump on the bridge of your nose, for example, this can be corrected with a rhinoplasty procedure.
Learn More About Rhinoplasty
If you are experiencing any of the above issues and are wondering if there is any way to correct it, make an appointment at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. Dr. Smith and his team would be happy to meet you, assess your needs and advise you of all your options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty!