You may have heard of rhinoplasty before and you know it’s the more official term for a “nose job.” While many Hollywood elite are rumored to have had this procedure done for aesthetic reasons, there are many medical reasons to warrant going through the process. Whether you like your nose or not, rhinoplasty is something that some people need to improve their daily quality of life. Here are a few medical reasons to consider rhinoplasty in certain situations:
Reason 1: Accident/Nose Break
You never know when an accident is going to happen. Perhaps you tripped and fell and weren’t able to catch yourself before your face hit the cement. Maybe you were in a car accident and your airbag saved you, but broke your nose in the meantime. When your nose is broken, sometimes the only thing that can fix it and make it look normal again is rhinoplasty. Breaking your nose is more painful than the procedure and you will be glad to have the outcome once everything is healed up around your face.
Reason 2: Breathing Trouble
If you have a deviated septum, a rhinoplasty may be your best course of action. A deviated septum is also sometimes called a nostril collapse. You could be a chronic snorer and that snoring could cause you to lack air when you sleep. When you constantly wake yourself up at night or don’t get enough oxygen, you are tired all day long. Plus, you probably bother your partner who is trying to rest beside you. Rhinoplasty can fix the problem and put you back on track in a number of ways.
Reason 3: Sinus Issues
Deviated septums can cause snoring and breathing problems, but if they are more severe, they can also cause sinus issues. If you get a lot of sinus infections of sinusitis, it might be from a deviated septum. Once your ENT doctor diagnoses that problem, you can look into a specific rhinoplasty surgery called septoplasty. After this procedure, you can expect your quality of life to improve. You won’t get nearly as many (if any) infections and your snoring will go away as well. Life is always better with less pain involved.
Talk To An ENT Doctor About Rhinoplasty
Thinking about rhinoplasty is scary for many people. It is, after all, a surgery. If you don’t have experience with such procedures, you don’t know what to expect. Plus, when you are talking about your nose, it’s a prominent part of your face and will make a difference in how you look from here on out. However, if you are having medical issues with your nose because of an accident or deviated septum, surgery may be the way to get your life back on course. You want to feel confident about your appearance as you heal from an accident and you definitely want to be able to sleep better at night.
To find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, contact the ENT doctors at Breathe Clear Institute and set up a consultation appointment. We’ll be able to pinpoint what’s going on in and around your nose and recommend whether or not this is the right course of action for you.