What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for reshaping the nose. Known colloquially as nose job, the procedure is performed either as corrective surgery or cosmetic surgery.

Corrective surgery of the nose is often necessary after an accident and is usually aimed at reconstructing the nose to allow the victim to breathe easily. But when performed for cosmetic purposes, the procedure is used to alter the size and shape of the nose in order to achieve a more symmetrical face and boost confidence and self-esteem.

Ideally, rhinoplasty should be considered by individuals who want to improve the shape, size and appearance of the noses. The procedure can make the nose bigger or smaller, change the angle of the nose in relation to the lips, remove bumps, tilt the tip of the nose upwards or downwards, fill indentations and correct any nose defects.

So what are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty-Recovery-Time(a) Make the Face More Symmetrical

When you feel that your nose is either too big or too small for your face, you can opt for rhinoplasty to reduce or increase its size in order to achieve a more symmetrical face. And since research has demonstrated that people with symmetrical facial features are generally considered attractive and gorgeous, opting for the procedure will not only boost the overall appearance of your face but will also make it more attractive. Besides, during rhinoplasty, the nose can be harmonized (drawn into balance with other facial features), ensuring that the right amount of attention is drawn to the eyes and other facial features.

(b) Boost Self-Esteem

The appearance of your nose can cause an anxious feeling in you, resulting in self-doubt, self-loathing and diminished self-esteem. For instance, when some people are teased and bullied because of the shape and size of their noses, they become more self-conscious and experience a drop in self-confidence. However, through nose surgery, any problem on your nose can be corrected, improving the way you feel about yourself. Nevertheless, you need to work closely with the plastic surgeon to determine exactly the extent of alteration or change you prefer. This way, you will like the outcome of the procedure and feel more confident about yourself. And with more confidence, you will perform better at work and feel happier.

(c) Get Rid of Breathing Problems

Rhinoplasty-RecoverySome people usually have so much trouble breathing through their noses that they resort to breathing through their mouths in order to feel comfortable. Most breathing problems are usually caused by a deviated septum. The septum is the wall separating the right and the left airways and a deviated septum is one that has been displaced from its normal position. When your breathing problems are caused by a deviated septum, you can opt for a form of rhinoplasty called septoplasty (surgical procedure for correcting the septum) to correct the deviation, open up the airways and improve airflow through the right and left airways.

(d) Improved Sleep

A good number of people do not sleep well at night because of breathing difficulties. Their breathing problems continuously interrupt their sleep and deny them sound sleep. This in turn affects their productivity during the day. There are different types of breathing problems that can disrupt sleep, from mild snoring to the more severe sleep apnea. During sleep apnea, the airways of the nose are actually blocked or closed up.

While there are non-surgical treatments for sleep apnea, they are typically cumbersome and difficult to follow. Therefore, in cases of severe breathing difficulties, corrective or revision nose surgery is used to re-design the nasal passageways and remove the blockages. In fact, when performed by a certified plastic surgeon, reconstructive surgery of the airways will improve the air flow greatly, allowing you to enjoy a good sleep.

(e) Correct Injured Nose

During sports and car accidents, the nose may be broken, misshapen or injured. To restore the nose to proper shape, size and function, rhinoplasty should be conducted by an experienced plastic surgeon. The surgeon can remove the cartilage, add synthetic filler or add tissue from another part of the body to reshape the nose. After the nose is reconstructed, skin and tissue can be draped over it and more supports can be added to ensure it heals to its proper shape.


Nose surgery is a very safe procedure with extremely low risks of developing serious adverse effects when performed correctly. It is ideal for healthy people with realistic expectations. But to get the best service and avoid any complications, it is advisable that you choose a trained and certified plastic surgeon for your nose job, especially when it is corrective work. Settling for cut-rate rhinoplasty can cause serious complications.

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