Rhinoplasty is a surgical nose reshaping procedure. Details on how it works can be found here.
In this blog we are taking a deeper look into the benefits and potential of this treatment to improve an individual’s quality of life.
Let’s get right into it.
Rhinoplasty may be performed to fix an issue in one of these two categories:
Rhinoplasty for Medical Purposes
Usually when nose reshaping is required for medical reasons the cause is one of the following:
⦁ Nasal airway blockage due to which the individual might have difficulty breathing.
⦁ Deviated septum from trauma (injury) to the nose.
⦁ Ethmoid bone that is blocking the sinuses
⦁ Polyps in the nasal cavity
This procedure has helped many with medical issues that they were either born with or which were acquired due to trauma or injury.
If you are suffering from any such problems, you can always look into this option and consult a surgeon about your case.
Make sure to fully share your medical history when you do this so that the doctor can guide you to the best course of action for your condition.
Next up is nose reshaping for cosmetic purposes.
Rhinoplasty for Cosmetic Purposes
The cosmetic issues that can be resolved through this procedure include:
⦁ Improving the shape of the bridge of the nose. People often complain of a bump on the bridge that would be more apparent when they look at their side profile.
⦁ Altering the length of the nose
⦁ Altering the shape of the tip of the nose. Sometimes people might think that the tip of their nose is not as pointed as they would like it to be. Or it might appear beaked or hooked to them. This too can be corrected with this surgery.
⦁ Altering the nose’s width. If it appears too wide for the face shape than nose reshaping can reduce this unwanted imbalance.
⦁ Altering the size of the nostrils. There might be a medical reason behind this kind of reshaping too for example, if the individual has difficulty breathing due to the narrowness of the nostrils.. However, a lot of times an aesthetic concern will lead to this requirement.
⦁ Reconstruction after extreme trauma. If the nose has been burnt or has undergone severe trauma from an injury the original shape will be adversely affected. A Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping procedure can help restore it to the original shape to a great extent. Whether or not it is possible to make the nose look exactly how it used to before will vary from case to case. This brings us to the next point.
What should one expect from a nose reshaping procedure?
It is important to keep your expectations realistic. If you are looking into getting this procedure for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, fully explain what you expect to the doctor and keep your mind open.
A competent professional will let you know what is possible and what isn’t and what you can expect at the end of the procedure. It is important that you find someone who will be honest with you about these things.
You are also welcome to do your research and see what others who wanted the same kind of result as you got done and how it looked at the end.
You can take a look at the doctor’s past cases to see what they can achieve. You can consult different clinics and doctors until you find the one you think understands your requirements best. This is because all the homework, preparation, and research can only be done before.
Once the procedure has happened, it might not even be reversible to the exact shape the nose used to be and your future options might be limited in case you don’t like it.
Keep in mind that the style of work of different doctors and individual nose shapes are both variables. This means that your results might not be the exact same as someone else you know. This is another important note to keep in mind in order to make sure you don’t go into it with unfounded expectations and come out disappointed.