When an artist first draws a person’s portrait, they begin with the nose. The reason why is because a person’s nose frames their entire face and acts as a focal point when someone looks at their profile. Considering how much of an impact noses have, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world is rhinoplasty—also known as a “nose job.”
Why Nose Jobs?
It’s no secret that many of us are born with noses that don’t quite suit our faces, and it’s also well-known that rhinoplasty can alter the shape of your nose to create a more visually appealing visage. With rhinoplasty, the procedure is done under general anesthesia and the effects are permanent.
Of course, the most common reason people consider a nose job isn’t for function; it’s for appearance. Many people are born with a nose that doesn’t really complement their facial shape. Depending on the issue, you will have one of many different types of rhinoplasty available to you. These include…
- Radix Correction. Your radix is the upper bony part of your nose, and is often the reason why people will have a “bump” on their nose. This surgery corrects the bump by shaving away excess bone or adding more cartilage to the affected area.
- Nose Straightening. If you have a crooked nose, this form of cosmetic surgery will re-set it and straighten it. This often can be a form of functional rhinoplasty.
- Tip Rotation and Reduction. The tip of your nose can play a huge part in your facial profile. If you have a bulbous nose or have the tip of your nose pointing excessively upwards or downwards, this surgery is right for you.
- Projection Adjustment. People who have noses that jut out too much, or noses that are very flat, may want to get a projection adjustment. This alters how much your nose will project outwards from your face.
- Nasolabial Angle Adjustments. That crease where your nose folds meet can also be changed. Most men go for a 90-degree angle, while women want 100 degree angle.
- Width Reduction. Wide noses are not typically seen as attractive, and if your nose is too wide to suit the shape of your face, you can choose to get a width reduction. This is done by making the point where your nostrils meet steeper, thereby giving you a narrower-looking nose.
- Alar Adjustment. If you have wide nostrils, width reduction might not be the best choice. Instead, you may want to get alar adjustment. This procedure allows you to reduce the amount of tension in your nose, which reduces the amount that your nostrils flare.
Rhinoplasty For Your Health
Most people assume that rhinoplasty is an “aesthetic-only” procedure, and that’s just not true. While most people get a nose job to correct their appearance, the truth is that there are many different types of rhinoplasty that are designed go help patients improve their health and the quality of their lives.
If you have been suffering from breathing problems, nosebleeds, or even something as simple as a deviated septum from an accident that occurred years ago, you are a good candidate for corrective rhinoplasty. Those who are curious about what a “nose job” can do for them should consider the following types of rhinoplasty made available by specialists…
Deviated Septum Repair
One of the most common functional rhinoplasty procedures is deviated septum repair. Your septum is the section of cartilage that divides your nostrils. If it has been hit, it will shift to the side, causing it to become deviated. A deviated septum can cause sinus issues, difficulty sleeping, and congestion throughout the year.
Rhinoplasty that’s done to correct a deviated septum is actually rather simple. Minimal downtime is required, and patients are able to enjoy a better quality of life after their treatment.
Enlarged Turbinate Correction
Turbinates are the small, thin bones that rest within your nasal cavity and work to humidify the air you inhale. When they are too large, your nose will not be able to humidify air as well, which in turn can cause irritation, congestion, and possibly even nosebleeds.
This form of rhinoplasty will not change the shape of your nose, but it will help you breathe easier. Turbinates can be removed, or enlarged outward to correct this issue. Your doctor will be able to determine which procedure is best.
Nasal Polyp Removal
Much like other forms of functional rhinoplasties, nasal polyp removal is done to reduce irritation in your nose. Polyps are small growths that can happen in multiple places in your body, including your nose. When they grow, they can cause irritation in your nose.
People who are diagnosed with nasal polyps should consider functional rhinoplasty as a means to remove them. This form of surgery won’t change the shape of your nose, but will help you have a better quality of life.
Nasal Fracture Corrections
When someone breaks their nose, permanent damage is almost always guaranteed. In some cases, it can cause a deviated septum or a misshapen nose. Many others will have trouble breathing after a fracture happens. That being said, a qualified surgeon will be able to repair your nasal fracture regardless of the type of damage that you have obtained.
The kind of correction you have may or may not alter the shape of your nose. It often will require rejoining and resetting bones, removing excess bone shards, or even going so far as to create a new faux bone structure.
No Matter What Option You Choose, It’s Crucial To Choose The Right Surgeon
There are plenty of different types of surgery you can choose from, but no matter what type you choose, you need to find a doctor who is qualified to do it. You only have one chance to ensure that you get the best possible results, and that means you need to find a doctor that you trust.
When you consult Dr. Philip Miller, you’re getting one of New York City’s top rhinoplasty surgeons. If you are ready for rhinoplasty, give us a call today and schedule your appointment.