A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job or nose reshaping, is a popular cosmetic procedure. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty is one of the most preferred procedures in the United States.

A Rhinoplasty can correct many aspects of the nose, including:

• Nose width
• The size of the nose relative to the facial balance
• Position or size of the nostrils
• Depressions or humps on the nose bridge
• Correction of a hooked, upturned, or drooping nasal tip
• Wide, upturned or large nostrils
• Nasal asymmetry

What Can Rhinoplasty Correct?

There are other benefits of a rhinoplasty apart from an improved appearance. These include:

Improved breathing: Rhinoplasty can also correct structural issues inside the nose that result in breathing problems. Deviated septum is one such structural defect where the wall in-between the nasal passages is crooked at birth. The crooked septum blocks or narrows down the nasal passage resulting in many distressing symptoms including difficulty breathing, sinus infections, and nosebleeds.

Repairing a broken nose: Accidents, falls or sports injuries can sometimes result in a broken nose. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is the best option to correct deformities of the nose that are caused by an accident or injury.

Sinus Problems: Chronic sinusitis is when the sinuses are filled with fluid, leading to bacterial overgrowth, infection, and inflammation. Structural problems may be causing recurrent sinusitis which rhinoplasty can correct.

Birth Defects: Some defects are seen at birth and rhinoplasty improves not only the appearance but makes it possible to breathe normally.

Reduced Snoring: Snoring also stems from a structural problem at times that can be corrected with a nose job.

Improved confidence: It is said that the nose is one of the first things that people notice about someone’s face. A crooked or asymmetric nose can often result in poor confidence or result in self-consciousness.

Nose reshaping with rhinoplasty is the ideal way to restore shape and confidence. Some studies also show that an improved nose shape also boasts career prospects while for many others, it can help improve social relationships.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is an ideal option for you if you are in good general health and have any of the above mentioned structural defects of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is performed in an outpatient facility and a general anesthetic is required. To reshape the nose, incisions may be made on the narrow strip between the nostrils called the columella or inside the nose where the incisions are hidden.

Through the incision, the skin is lifted and the structure is reshaped by accessing nasal cartilages and tissues. The support structure of the nose is further altered to correct the nose angles in relation to lips or forehead.

If additional volume or shaping is required, a graft is performed using cartilage from the ribcage, ear, or from the middle part of the nose. The deviated septum is straightened out during the surgery as needed.

Dressings, cold compresses, antibiotics, and after-care instructions are provided by the medical professional performing the procedure. Any minor discomfort is usually well addressed with some pain relievers. After a few weeks, you will be able to fully experience the change in your nose contour.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today!

Rhinoplasty is the perfect solution for people who have both aesthetic and functional nasal issues that need correction. Contact the J. Parry Clinic for Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation today.