Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can be extremely gratifying for someone who wants to feel better about their nose and improve their quality of life. The reasons for seeking a nose job are varied: some people’s motivations are purely cosmetic, some want to correct a medical condition, and others have both cosmetic and medical reasons.
Read on as Dr. George Sanders, a sought-after rhinoplasty surgeon serving Los Angeles and beyond, reveals some of the specific reasons why people pursue rhinoplasty.
1. Changing the Size or Angle of Your Nose
Rhinoplasty is frequently performed to improve the size or angle of the nose. Many candidates want to reduce an oversized or wide nose, whereas others want to fix the angle of a crooked nose. A smaller, narrower or straighter nose will not draw unwanted attention away from the rest of the face; it will simply balance out the other facial features.
2. Refining the Bridge, Tip or Nostrils
Sometimes it is not the size or angle of the nose that is a problem, but one of the nasal features. The bridge may have a noticeable hump or dent, or the nasal tip may be upturned, droopy or too bulbous for the rest of the face. The nostrils may look asymmetrical or perpetually flared. The rhinoplasty procedure can target and refine these features to create an overall more attractive nose.
3. Improving Your Ability to Breathe
Rhinoplasty can also be helpful when an obstruction in the nasal airway (e.g., a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates) causes breathing problems. Some patients take advantage of the opportunity to make cosmetic changes to the nose while repairing functional problems.
4. Repairing the Effects of an Accident or Injury
Accidents happen, whether it is tripping and landing face-first on the concrete or getting hit in the nose with a baseball during a game. Rhinoplasty can repair the effects of an accident or injury and improve the appearance and/or function of the nose.
Contact Dr. George Sanders
No matter what your motivation for seeking rhinoplasty, you are invited to meet with our experienced, talented rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss your options. Please call or email our practice to request an appointment with Dr. Sanders today.