You might think of nose reconstruction surgery and be reminded of the accusations flung against Hollywood stars for getting plastic surgery.
But rhinoplasties aren’t only a cosmetic procedure. Many people choose to have a nose reconstruction procedure to help with medical problems like difficulty breathing, broken noses, and chronic sinus issues.
Do you know how many ways a rhinoplasty can improve your life? Here are six benefits of nose reconstruction surgery that you may have never thought of.
1. Improve Your Breathing
Many patients who come in for a rhinoplasty consultation want to improve their appearance. But a surprising number find out that the shape of their nose doesn’t just affect the way they feel about their face, it also impacts their breathing – and they may not even know it.
Reconstruction surgery can have the added benefit of helping your breathe easier, even if you didn’t realize your breathing was abnormal in the first place.
2. Correct Birth Defects
Some people are born with external and internal birth defects that affect their noses. The most common birth defect is a deviated septum, which occurs when the bone and cartilage divide your nasal cavity in half is either crooked or off cent.
Most of the time, a deviated septum is nothing to worry about. But serious imbalances can cause breathing problems and sinus problems.
A rhinoplasty corrects your deviated septum. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to breathe!
3. Stop Snoring
Do you snore so loud you even wake yourself up at night?
Snoring occurs when your airway is affected by a condition or blocked by something. Sometimes, it is the result of the shape of your mouth, your sleep position, or sleep apnea.
But the most common causes of snoring are linked to you nose – nasal problems, a deviated septum, or sinus issues. Corrective surgery for these structural problems help alleviate or can even rid you of your snoring.
4. Treat Sinus Issues
Suffering from chronic sinus issues can feel debilitating. After all, there’s only so many times you can see your ENT before you start to wonder if you’re crazy.
If you’re suffering from chronic sinus issues or infections, then it’s time to start looking for the underlying cause. In many cases, a deviated septum is the root causes.
If your internal airway is pinched, deviated, twisted, or collapsed, it could be affecting your sinuses. If so, a rhinoplasty can treat the underlying cause and fix your sinus issues.
5. Fix Broken Noses
Have a broken nose? What are you doing about it?
Many people don’t treat their broken noses the same way they do a broken arm or leg. If their nose heals improperly, they call it a day and pledge to use their disfigured nose as a dinner party story.
A broken nose needs to heal properly to protect your health and your airways. In some cases, you’ll need a rhinoplasty to make sure everything moves back into place and stays there.
6. Feel Better About Your Appearance
Noses are a source of physical discomfort, but if you’re human, you’ve probably also had regrets about the shape of your nose. It’s common, natural, and entirely fixable with a rhinoplasty surgery.
If your nose is a pain point for you, then check out our post on the five things you should know before getting rhinoplasty surgery.
Ready to Learn More About Nose Reconstruction?
These are six of the most important benefits of nose reconstruction surgery. But there are many more ways this procedure can help you feel and look better.
Have you been thinking about getting your nose fixed? Contact our office today for a consultation to learn more.