Impaired breathing is usually due to a deviated septum, the membrane that divides the nose into two sides. Blockages in airflow cause a lack of oxygen to the blood stream as well as snoring and low self-esteem. A deviated septum results in a crooked nose, rather than a straight one. A rhinoplasty helps straighten the septum, restoring normal air flow.
In this modern era of facial cosmetic surgery, most people investigating a rhinoplasty are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose. They may feel self-conscious because of its size or shape. Surgery can restore facial balance and place the nose in better proportion to other facial features. It is important for any potential rhinoplasty clients to understand that very few people have perfectly symmetrical faces. The goal is to have the results of surgery look natural, not to completely change the appearance.
A “nose job” is able to:
– change the size of the nose to make it larger with the use of implants or to make it smaller
– change the profile of the nose by removing humps or building up depressions on the bridge
– change the nasal tip that may be hooked, turned up, or bulbous
– change the position or size of nostrils
– change the width of the nose
– cause the nose to be proportional to other features