You know that your nose has an outside and an inside, and you probably also know that there are both cosmetic and corrective procedures available for the nose. The big question then is: do you know what each of these procedures do?
Let’s take some time and find out all about the most common and beneficial procedures that affect the nose.
When something is done to the outside of the nose it is often referred to as a “cosmetic” procedure or even technically as “rhinoplasty”. While cosmetic intentions are often the goals of these efforts, there are also some corrective things done too. For instance, someone who has badly broken their nose in the past may need to get some broken nose surgery done to repair the damage.
Generally, rhinoplasty is going to be meant to enhance the looks of the nose. This is not something that is done according to a template or a set of standards. Why not? Every face has different proportions and this means that it takes a physician familiar with aesthetics to understand and succeed with any cosmetic work.
This sort of physician is going to sit down with the patient long before the surgery is planned. They are going to develop a sort of “profile” of the individual in order to give a full and proper evaluation. Not only does this evaluation take the person’s age, ethnicity, and facial balance into consideration, but it will also look at the breathing fitness of the person.
This means that good cosmetic work is also going to always consider the functionality of the nose before and after the work is completed. Will there be any improvement or impediment to the septum? Will there be any risk of swelling or irritation making breathing less efficient? What about past damage to the interior of the nose? If the physician finds any problems, they will alleviate them during the surgery.
So, your surgeon can make sure your nose “fits” your face and improves your appearance, but they can also help you to alleviate any past respiratory problems that you experience in the nose.
For instance, they can fix cartilage issues by performing septoplasy that removes excess tissue to straighten the central structure of the nose. They might also remove tissue from the nasal turbinates should they have grown too large to allow easy breathing. They might even perform endoscopic sinus surgery if polyps have grown out of proportion or if adenoids are chronically swollen too.
The point is that any nasal procedures can be a combination of events. And it all begins when you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable expert. They will understand that people rarely want multiple procedures and they will ensure that you can get as much done during any specific surgery as possible. This can shorten recovery time and provide the patient with much easier and efficient respiration almost immediately.
If you are dealing with sinus or breathing issues relating to the nose, and you also want to alter the appearance of your nose, a visit to a surgeon is a good idea. They are always going to keep your best interests as the objective and will be sure to guide you towards the procedures that will benefit your health.
You don’t have to live with breathing trouble, and all of the associated health problems that can go along with it. Nor do you have to live with a nose that is out of balance with the rest of your features. There are surgeons who can give you an aesthetically pleasing nose, or help you get the fully functional nose you desire.