Our nose is located in the center of our face, making it one of the first things that people notice about your appearance. When patients are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose, they can turn to rhinoplasty surgery to correct these issues. There are also other reasons why a patient may undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, including medical reasons or accidental damage. Read on to learn more about these reasons for rhinoplasty.
Patients who have a deviated septum can often benefit from a rhinoplasty. A deviated septum is a condition when the septum of the nose is off-center. This can create an array of issues, including difficulty breathing, nosebleeds, headaches, sinus infections, snoring, and more. Typically, patients under the age of 18 should not undergo nose surgery, since the septum does not finish growing until 18 years of age.
Some patients are simply unhappy with or self-conscious about the size or shape of their nose. A rhinoplasty can help to create harmony in your facial features. Since the nose is the center point of the face, it plays a big part in the symmetry of the face. A good rhinoplasty procedure can also result in a self-esteem boost for patients.
Sports, outdoor activities, and even car accidents can cause a broken nose. No matter the cause, patients with accidental nasal damage can often benefit from a rhinoplasty. After a nose is broken, there is only a couple weeks in which it can be easily corrected, so it is important to see a qualified surgeon such as Dr. Eades as soon as you can to correct any damage.