Today, rhinoplasty (or “nose surgery”) is one of the most commonly-performed cosmetic procedures in the world. Rhinoplasty is usually performed to reshape, augment or reduce the size of one’s nose so that facial harmony is achieved. Additionally, it can help correct a broken nose or breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty, performed under general anesthesia, can be performed either for cosmetic or medical reasons. Either way, this procedure can provide a patient with many benefits – both aesthetic and medical. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important benefits of this procedure.
Top Benefits of Rhinoplasty
- It corrects breathing issues. Breathing issues are often linked to problems within the nose. Such issues can also cause a person to experience sleeping issues, like sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes a person’s airways to close up, which can result in a number of other health issues. For some patients who suffer from these issues, corrective rhinoplasty may be an effective option. In these cases, corrective rhinoplasty helps redesign the nasal passages to significantly reduce breathing issues.
- It helps you feel more confident. This is perhaps the most obvious reason for undergoing the rhinoplasty procedure. Many people with larger or misshapen noses often feel self-conscious about their appearance. For these patients, cosmetic rhinoplasty can correct the appearance of the nose by correcting asymmetry and improving the nasal profile by removing unwanted bumps within the nose.
- It offers patients a quick recovery time. Most patients will be able to return to their normal routine within weeks of undergoing this procedure. There are few complications associated with rhinoplasty, and when a patient does experience these complications, they are generally mild. Some possible side-effects may include temporary puffiness, headaches, or swelling.
Despite the benefits of rhinoplasty, it may not be right for everyone. Ideal candidates for this procedure are over the age of 16, generally healthy, and non-smokers. Patients must also have realistic expectations about what the surgery can do for them.