Rhinoplasty (also known as a Nose Job) is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is fairly common in the United States as the desire to enhance one’s appearance has become more accepted. Rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose, for both cosmetic reasons as well as for facial reconstructions. According to many surveys done across the U.S. “the nose” is one of the top three traits that people are most self-conscious about. To many people their nose is the most noticeable trait because it sits in the center of the face, and if they are unhappy with the way their nose looks – then they are unhappy about the way their entire face looks.
However, there are several other reasons why people seek to have a nose job. Many people suffer from troubled breathing through their nose which is, of course, essential to living. Some believe that they can simply get by breathing fully from their mouths. However, the body was designed to breath from the nose as well as the mouth. In fact, something most people are unaware of is this: each nostril “takes turn” being the prominent nostril during different parts of the day. The nose is essential to regular breathing function, and problems with the nose can cause life-threatening complications to a person’s life. People experiencing problems with their breathing may be good candidates for rhinoplasty to help achieve proper breathing.
While it is true that most people choose rhinoplasty for appearance reasons, there are many health and wellness reasons why people may require this type of surgery. Plastic surgeons are the experts when it comes to recreating the face to help it function properly and achieve desired appearance.
Posted on behalf of Benjamin Stong, MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC