Commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’ by the layman, rhinoplasty is surgical reconstruction or reshaping of the nose. Quite often this is the result of a nose that is too large or misshapen in some way. However, rhinoplasty isn’t always cosmetic as it can also change function as well. Obviously, many people opt for this type of surgery to correct what they consider to be an unattractive nose. However, there are many other benefits that are noticeable as well. The top benefits of rhinoplasty that will be noticed aren’t always what you would assume they’d be. Here are a few examples.
Noticeably Improved Self-Confidence
Whether you live in Des Moines, IA or Fort Lauderdale, FL, if your nose is too large or misshapen in some way then you are probably extremely self-conscious of it. Once reconstructive surgery has been completed and your ‘new’ nose is healed you will feel so much better about yourself. Many patients notice that almost immediately they feel better about the way they look but there is another side to this. Quite often a nose that is not shaped as it should be can cause difficulties in breathing. Once a person has stopped wheezing and breathing heavily they gain confidence as well.
Other Features Get the Attention They Deserve
As mentioned, the most common reason for reconstructive surgery of the nose is because the nose is either too large or has some other unattractive feature like the proverbial ‘hook nose.’ Once that is corrected the attention of others is drawn to your eyes or beautiful full lips. Unfortunately, if just one feature on your face is not proportionate to other features it will attract attention. Once cosmetic surgery evens out your features others will be drawn to your best features, such as your eyes or lips.
What You Will Notice after Functional Rhinoplasty
Sometimes a patient requests rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but their nose also inflicts a great deal of physical discomfort. There will be a period directly following surgery where swelling and bruising will most often occur, causing additional discomfort, but once that is healed you will immediately notice that you are breathing easier. This can lead to significantly improved energy levels because of better intake and circulation of oxygen. Perhaps you will notice that you are getting fewer sinus infections because you are able to breathe through your nose, keeping your sinuses refreshed with oxygen as it passes through the nasal cavity.
Rhinoplasty is most often undertaken for cosmetic reasons, but there are also physiological reasons why you might be seeking surgery. In either case, there will be benefits that others notice and benefits that only you can feel. Either way, you will feel like a whole new person. Perhaps that will be the best noticeable benefit of all – a new lease on life.