You may think that the average nose job (called Rhinoplasty) is just for those who dislike the way their nose looks, but Rhinoplasty can also correct medical conditions. This is where traditional plastic surgery meets cosmetic surgery.
Rhinoplasty is one of the best ways to correct breathing problems that are caused by anatomical issues. It can be an enormous relief to suddenly be able to breathe well after perhaps years of struggling to get enough air. This kind of surgery doesn’t necessarily change anything on the outside of the nose. It may only change nose anatomy on the inside where it cannot be seen.
Nose injuries can also be corrected with Rhinoplasty. Damage from an accident can cause both breathing problems and disfigurement. This is one of the ways in which Rhinoplasty can be an absolute God-send. It can make your nose as good as new.
Of course, in either case, the cosmetic version of Rhinoplasty can also be part of the process. If someone has had nose damage and would like to change the shape of their nose during surgery, that can easily be done at the same time. It is also possible for the person with breathing problems to alter the size of their nose or correct a bump or crooked bridge. In other words, you can kill two birds with one stone in as little as one to two hours in surgery.
No matter your reason for getting Rhinoplasty – whether for traditional plastic surgery or for cosmetic surgery – the best techniques use less blunt force than what you may have seen on television. There is no reason for nose surgery to be brutal or painful. You needn’t go through extensive bleeding, bruising, or swelling. But in order to avoid such a negative experience, you have to locate a surgeon who knows how to perform these less invasive techniques.
That’s why my practice often treats clients from all over the country. I took the time to learn the techniques that would make Rhinoplasty a gentler experience because the most important things to me are the comfort of my patients and excellent results. This is because I am passionate about this procedure. I love performing it, and I love seeing how the results change the lives of those who find my practice. When a patient feels better physically, looks better, and increases self-esteem, there’s nothing more rewarding for a surgeon than that!