Everyone seeks facial plastic surgery for different reasons. And when it comes to rhinoplasty, these reasons can be practical, personal, or medical.
Each rhinoplasty patient has his or her own unique motivations. But some reasons come up again and again.
If you have been considering rhinoplasty surgery, you might be familiar with some of the following reasons.
It can be bothersome when your nose is crooked. You may become self-conscious about it, and that may cause you to be shy in pictures and wary around mirrors. Although some asymmetry looks natural, when it’s pronounced, it can also draw attention away from other features of your face.
It is human to look for symmetry, though not absolute symmetry, in beauty. It is often considered the real test of a person’s attractiveness. Crooked, off-center noses, and uneven nostrils can all detract from your natural good looks.
If you have an asymmetrical nose, you’re not alone. This is one of the biggest reasons given by patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery.
Increase Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Body Image
Hating your nose is a common and more general reason, but no less important. Whatever the cause, some people just can’t make peace with the way their nose looks.
When you hate one part of your body, it can have a ripple effect on other parts of your life, resulting in lower self-esteem, poor confidence, and social anxiety. You might start passing up social opportunities, ducking out of family pictures, and avoiding meeting new people.
If you’ve hated something about your nose for years, it’s time to talk to a facial plastic surgeon. Discover what changes can be made to make you more content with your appearance. The resulting nose that you are happy with can boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Correct a Deviated Septum
Many prospective patients have heard the term deviated septum but don’t know exactly what it means. The septum is an important part of the nasal anatomy. It is a flap of cartilage located just under the bridge of the nose that separates the nostrils and airways.
When it is out of place, usually tilted one way or the other, it can have negative effects on the way you breathe, block your sinuses, cause snoring while you sleep, or all of the above. In extreme cases, one nostril can be completely blocked by a deviated septum. These irregularities can be congenital or caused by a trauma of some kind.
A deviated septum isn’t the only cause of breathing troubles. Other conditions can all be to blame for inconsistencies in your ability to breathe clearly and evenly with both airways.
- Enlarged turbinates
- Nasal collapse
- Chronic sleep apnea
- Nasal polyps
By addressing these concerns, rhinoplasty patients can get a better night’s rest, avoid sinus complications, and breathe easier every day.
Reshape the Nose
Sometimes, even symmetrical noses can form an unwanted or unattractive shape. For some of these patients:
- The nasal tip is too bulbous
- The nostrils are shaped too widely
- The bridge has a hump
By reshaping the nose to better suit your other facial features, you can create a more balanced look overall.
Balance the Size of the Nose
When your nose is the wrong size for your face, every feature might seem off-balance. A big nose on a small face can be overpowering, while a small nose on a larger face can be just as detrimental.
A facial plastic surgeon that is experienced in rhinoplasty can create the nose that is best proportioned to the rest of your facial structure and other features. Volume can be added or removed from your nose to balance your profile and overall appearance. Your nose can also be reshaped to correct any other issues that you may have.
Fix an Injury
A nasal injury is often unexpected and can damage your nasal structure in many different ways. Many of the reasons mentioned above could be the result of a nasal injury, including:
- Humps or bumps
- And even a deviated septum
Reconstructive rhinoplasty aims to repair the damage to your nose and achieve results that are as close as possible in appearance to your original nasal shape. If you’d like to change how your nose looks after an injury that can also be achieved during a rhinoplasty.
To plan your rhinoplasty surgery, for any of the reasons listed above or something else, consult with a facial plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications necessary to provide you with your best results.
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Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS of the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery is a facial plastic surgeon located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Dr. Naderi has dedicated himself and his practice to the specialty of rhinoplasty, treating the area of the nose both cosmetically and functionally. Because of his dedication to each patient, he always seeks the best approach to improve both form and function. His goal is a nose that works with and complements the face so that it looks both attractive and natural. His skills include not just basic rhinoplasty and septoplasty, but also revision rhinoplasty and reconstruction. The results of just some of his work can be seen here in the Naderi Center Photo Gallery.
Dr. Naderi is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, and want to consult with an experienced Washington, DC-area facial plastic surgeon, call the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery. For the convenience of his patients, he has two office locations: one in Herndon, VA (703 481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, MD (301 222-2020). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doctor can also be reached by email.