By Ari S. Hoschander, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Rhinoplasty happens to be one of the most versatile cosmetic surgeries, as doctors can use it to correct a wide variety of nasal problems. Also known as a nose job, the primary goal is to change the shape of your nose.

If you are wondering why thousands of people choose rhinoplasty, given below are four nasal issues it can treat:

Broken/Injured Nose

A common reason why people opt for rhinoplasty is because of nasal surgery. Due to an accident or injury, your nasal bone breaks or the shape changes. The problem is that it can cause breathing issues in the future if you don’t take adequate steps to fix it.

With rhinoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon can fix any issues with your nose due to an accident. By the end of the surgery, no one will know that your nose suffered from a traumatic injury.

Deviated Septum

The common assumption is that rhinoplasty is only for cosmetic changes. However, doctors also use this procedure to correct any breathing difficulties you face due to your nasal structure.

For instance, the septum, which is the cartilage present between the nostrils, has a central location. As a result, the air passage size in both these regions is the same. However, due to an injury or a broken nose, the septum can change its location, resulting in uneven nasal passages.

This can make it harder to breathe, which will impact your cardiovascular performance. If you lead an active lifestyle, it can be quite challenging to live with this issue. Fortunately, with rhinoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon can change the structure of your septum and return it to its original location.

Nasal Humps

Nasal humps are bumps that will appear on the bridge of your nose. This plays a significant role in your facial balance, especially from the side view. Nasal humps tend to look like your nose has a problem. In other words, it looks like your nasal bone is broken.

However, the real reason for the humps is due to excessive cartilage in that region. A rhinoplasty cosmetic surgeon will remove the additional cartilage, to restore the natural balance in your facial features.

Nostril Size and Width

Not every person is happy with the size and width of their nostrils. Some people find it quite narrow, while others think it is too wide. There are also individuals who are unhappy with the aesthetics for various reasons.

Don’t worry, as everyone has a personal preference when it comes to the nostril shape. If you are unhappy, you can always approach the cosmetic surgeon. Together, you and the doctor will come up with a plan which meets your expectations.

If you are facing one of these problems or you want to improve the appearance of your nasal features, get in touch with a licensed cosmetic doctor. Schedule an appointment today, so that you can transform the features of your nose as per your preferences!

American Societyof Plastic Surgeons The American Society forAesthetic Plastic Surgery The American Boardof Plastic Surgery Fellow AmericanCollege of Surgeons 10+ 10k+ BOARD YEARS PROCEDURES CERTIFIED