1. To improve the shape and size of their nose for improved symmetry and balance
One of the main goals of cosmetic nose surgery is to change the nose to better fit the face. Typically, the patient is bothered by the shape and/or size of their nose, which might also be affecting facial balance.
After rhinoplasty surgery, the nose should fit the face and appear balanced. It should guide attention to the eyes and lips and not be the main focus of the face.
Finding a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery is critical – during your consultation with your surgeon, you should have a transparent discussion to review your goals and make sure they are both achievable and will look natural.
2. To correct damage to the nose caused by a previous injury or surgery
Sometimes, previous injuries or trauma to the face can change the shape and size of the nose. The nose can become crooked, develop a large hump or dents, or become misshapen.
In other cases, such as after a previous surgery, unwanted cosmetic changes to the nose can occur. Revision rhinoplasty or reconstructive rhinoplasty can both help to address these issues and create a beautiful, natural-looking result.
3. To reduce the width of the nose or base of the nose
The base of the nose can be too wide in some cases. Sometimes the base is too wide for the nose itself, and sometimes it can be too wide for the entire face. Reducing the width of the base has multiple components, but can be done alone or in combination with other rhinoplasty techniques to further refine the nose and help it fit the face.
4. To improve breathing
Difficulty breathing is very common, both in patients who want to change the size and shape of their nose cosmetically, and those who don’t.
Often, difficulty breathing is due to a deviated septum, or turbinates (natural structures inside the nose that help humidify air during normal breathing) that are too large. Other times, cartilage may be shaped in a way that prevents adequate airflow.
Functional nose surgery can improve breathing and help the patient achieve enhanced function and comfort permanently. Other nasal deformities can also be addressed at the same time.
5. All of the above!
Lastly, a combination of several different reasons from above is possible. In fact, a combination of all of the above is the MOST common reason why women opt for rhinoplasty surgery. Improving the shape and size of the nose cosmetically, while improving breathing, is the overall goal of the majority of patients.
Are You Ready for Rhinoplasty?
If you’re considering nose surgery for any reason, then a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery is the first and most important step. Discussing your goals with your surgeon is crucial for ensuring that you will be happy with your eventual results. In addition, you should talk to your surgeon about changes that will help you breathe better, or reduce the width of your nose in some cases.
For those who are not ready for surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty, or a “liquid nose job,” can be considered. Non-surgical rhinoplasty only offers cosmetic changes and does not help the patient breathe better. Numbing cream is applied (no general anesthesia) and dermal fillers are injected into the nose to create the size and shape that the patient desires. Again, these need to be discussed with your facial plastic surgeon during your consultation to find out what is best for you and your face.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re ready to learn more about the surgery and recovery process, then you should choose an experienced surgeon like Dr. Paul Daraei at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Atlanta, GA. We help young women and even teens who are interested in rhinoplasty to figure out if the procedure is right for them. Dr. Daraei is a rhinoplasty expert with extensive training in this complex procedure. To schedule a consultation so you can learn more about the procedure, your candidacy, and what happens after surgery, call 770-457-6303 today.