Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular kinds of facial cosmetic surgery in the world. The surgery addresses the nose, which is primarily constituted of bone, cartilage, and skin. The upper half of the nose is mainly bone and the bottom half is mainly cartilage.

Rhinoplasty is used not only to alleviate cosmetic concerns but structural problems with the nose as well. Sometimes, physical altercations, accidents, illnesses, or genetic defects can leave people with noses that negatively affect their self-confidence.

Before a surgeon accepts a client, they will ask the prospective client for their medical history, reasons for undergoing the surgery, and their expected results from the surgery. Only when all three answers are found acceptable by the surgeon will they set a date for the procedure.

What Problems Are Addressed by Rhinoplasty?

Any kind of surgery that alters the nose with the intention to enhance its physical image falls under rhinoplasty. Surgery that gets rid of problems related to the sinus, reduces snoring, and improves breathing also falls under this category. The nose is, after all, one of the most important and sensitive parts of the body and is needed for breathing regulation.

Cosmetic Problems

A client can face a number of cosmetic nasal issues. These include a nose that is not symmetrical to the rest of the face’s shape (it could be too big or too small). Wide or narrow bridges can be fixed using rhinoplasty, as can pinched or upturned noses.

A rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the overall size of the nose, adjust its shape, reduce the tip of the nose, fix any problems related to a deviated septum, and improve breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can also improve facial symmetry by aligning the nose in a way where it better suits the overall shape of the face.

Functional Problems

Since the nose is an integral part of the body’s functioning, a rhinoplasty can also be considered by clients looking to address certain medical problems related to the nose. These problems may have come about as a result of trauma or may have been present at birth.

For example, issues with breathing or nasal blockages can be addressed by a rhinoplasty. This plastic surgery has also been proven to reduce snoring, even though snoring is usually addressed in various other ways.

Are You Self-Conscious About the Appearance of Your Nose?

The primary reasons behind why people undergo rhinoplasty are cosmetic. The majority of patients simply want to improve the shape or size of their nose. Every aspect of the nose can be addressed by the plastic surgeon, down to the skin surrounding it. Rhinoplasty can be one of the most effective ways to improve a person’s facial appearance.

Do you feel like your nose takes away from your beauty? Do you want to fix its shape or functionality? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty at Smith Facial Plastics. Dr. Stephen Smith, a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients, will be happy to answer your questions during a consultation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!