Top Cosmetic and Medical Reasons for Rhinoplasty

There is no facial feature that has a more significant impact on your first impression with others than your nose. If it is in the right proportion to your other facial features, then it will most probably go unnoticed, giving way to the rest of your facial attributes. But if it is too small or too large, misshapen or crooked, or has some other aesthetic issue like a hump or flared nostrils, then the nose can detract from your appearance. It’s no wonder rhinoplasty ranks as one of the top five cosmetic procedures in the United States year after year. 

Cosmetic dissatisfaction isn’t the only reason Americans seek rhinoplasty. Functional issues impacting sleep health, energy, and quality of life also fill the rhinoplasty specialist’s schedule. With the advances in nasal corrective surgery available today, there is no reason to struggle with sleep apnea, labored breathing, dry mouth, or chronic sinusitis or headache pain.  

Cosmetic Improvements with Rhinoplasty 

Cosmetic correction through a nose job can help change the shape, size, and appearance of the nose. Many of our patients seek help with the appearance of their nose to:  

  • Widen or narrow nostrils
  • Reshape a “bulbous” nose tip
  • Flatten a “dorsal hump”
  • Change the angle between their nose and upper lip
  • Narrow their nose bridge
  • Straighten a crooked nose

In many cases, Dr. Herschcovitch can hide the incisions he uses to recontour the nose from the inside.  Or, he can perform discreet incisions outside the nose where they will go unnoticed.

The nose should complement the face, not distract from the other features. When the nose is inconspicuous, it allows your other facial features to shine. 

When a patient has cosmetic issues with their nose it can affect their confidence and self-esteem. When a dedicated, board-certified facial plastic surgeon delivers the results possible with rhinoplasty, it will have a positive influence on your life by boosting your self-assurance. 

Medical Reasons to Have Rhinoplasty

While the nose is the most prominent feature on our face, it is also a critical pathway for breathing. There are multiple benefits that breathing freely through our nose can deliver.  A clear airway helps us breathe with less effort which in turn provides our body a higher rate of oxygen absorption. Sufficient oxygen leads to more energy and clearer thinking, something we all need in this go-go era.  

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is when a cartilaginous barrier separates the right nasal cavity from the left. If the septum is crooked, it makes one passage smaller and constricts the airflow necessary for breathing. This deviation may be from trauma or can be present since birth.  

Nasal congestion is the most common symptom attributed to a deviated septum. Other side-effects include:

  • Snoring
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Nosebleeds

Rhinoplasty will realign the septum and resolve all of these annoying symptoms. 

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

We highlight this symptom because this issue not only affects the patient with a deviated septum but also the person they sleep with, causing both the inability to get a good night’s sleep. A constricted airflow can lead to sleep apnea and snoring. Because rhinoplasty can resolve a constricted nasal passage it can help the patient develop healthy sleep patterns. 

To learn how you can not only look better with a nose job but increase your lifestyle by increasing your breathing capacity, contact us today to learn more. 

Call us at one of our two convenient locations: Burbank: 818-888-7878, Westlake: 805-371-0004  or schedule a consultation