Because of its popularity over the past few decades, rhinoplasty has developed a reputation for being a purely cosmetic procedure people get to indulge their own vanity. Considering the many practical medical reasons there are to seek a “nose job,” however, nothing could be farther from the truth. Plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty procedures to correct all sorts of problems their patients have with their noses, from minor bumps to serious breathing problems. If you’re among those suffering from the problems listed below, nasal surgery could be the answer you've been seeking.
Problem #1 – You Suffered an Injury to Your Nose
Playing sports, skiing, mountain climbing, biking, running, and many other vigorous activities can often result in injuries, some of them involving the face and nose. It’s also common to sustain an injury to the nasal area, such as a broken nose, during a car accident. Whatever the cause, an injury like this should be treated right away to ensure there isn't any lasting damage to the nose, either medically or cosmetically. If this happens to you, prompt medical treatment and a consultation with a plastic surgeon can get you on the right path toward recovering the nose you had before your accident.
A break can change the shape of your nose but it can also do more serious damage internally. Depending on where the break occurs and how it happens, you may develop blood clots that get caught in the septum and cartilage of the nose. These can cause infection and much more damage over time. A broken nose can also result in a narrower or restricted airway, leading to breathing troubles and even sinus issues down the road. Fortunately, there are plastic surgery options for broken noses of all kinds. Plan a rhinoplasty consultation with a plastic surgeon to learn more about how your nose can be restored inside and out. Most doctors recommend having this procedure done no more than two weeks after the breakage occurs to ensure that the bones have not begun to set, making surgery more difficult. If a broken nose is your problem, don’t waste any of that precious time and get started now.
Problem #2 – You've Been Told You Have a Deviated Septum
The term “deviated septum” has become a common one as more people take the initiative to visit their doctor when they think something’s not right with their breathing. As mentioned above, a breathing problem is a serious thing not to be ignored. A deviated septum occurs when the center cartilage of the nose, or the nasal septum, is off center. Some patients are born with this deformity and others acquire it from injuries, but all those with a deviated septum are at risk for many chronic problems.
With the cartilage off center, breathing can be difficult because one or both airways can be partially blocked. A deviated septum from an injury might also contain a blood clot, which will corrode the cartilage over time if not treated. If this occurs, a condition called saddle nose may result with the center part of the nose collapsing. Whether your deviated septum results from birth or injury, there are myriad reasons why you should see a specialist to discuss your options for correcting it. A rhinoplasty involving corrections to the septum, or a septoplasty, can solve your deviated septum problem once and for all.
Problem #3 – You Had a Bad Nose Job
It might sound redundant to fix a bad rhinoplasty with another rhinoplasty, but this is a very common occurrence in the world of plastic surgery. There are many factors that can make a rhinoplasty not turn out the way you expected: the nose is a very complex and delicate part of the body, the idea you have in your head might have gotten lost in translation, a mistake may have occurred, your plastic surgeon might not have been right for the job, or healing may have been compromised. When this happens, you may wind up unhappy with the way you look or, worse, you may have medical issues as a result. Any of these other problems may arise from one bad nose job procedure.
If that happens to you, a revision rhinoplasty is the only way to set everything right again. In some cases, you can use the same plastic surgeon to perform a revision of his own work. However, if you think your surgery would have gone better with a different physician, it’s time to find the right revision rhinoplasty specialist to correct the other doctor’s errors. With the help of a trained and experienced facial plastic surgeon in this specialty area, you can relax and remain confident that you’ll get the results you were looking for in the first place with this revision surgery.
Problem #4 – You Aren't Happy with the Way You Look
Look in the mirror at yourself; it’s hard not to see your nose right away. In the world we live in, the nose is a central focal point of the face. It’s the first thing people notice about you and when you’re a person who doesn't love their nose, you’re hyper-aware every time someone so much as glances as it. Sometimes you wish you could hide your nose completely or maybe just stay away from social interactions altogether. A nose you hate can be a huge source of anxiety. While nobody’s nose is perfect, you know yours could be better and you wish someone could just wave a wand to fix it.
Rhinoplasty doesn't work exactly that quickly, but it is a nasal surgery that reaps big results with pretty limited recovery time. A facial plastic surgeon with experience in rhinoplasty can help straighten a crooked nose, remove bumps on the bridge of the nose, re-center a crooked nose, change the tip of your nose, and much more. During your consultation, your physician will talk to you about what is possible for your nose specifically and you’ll be able to explain what you’d like to happen. Be proactive about liking how you look and eliminate this problem with rhinoplasty; you’ll be happy you finally did.
Where To Solve All Your Nose Problems
Whether you’re experiencing problem one, four, or any/all of the ones in the middle, there are doctors who can help you solve them. At The Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 11181 Health Park Blvd #1115 in Naples, Florida, Dr. Anurag Agarwal, MD, FACS and Dr. Richard Maloney, MD, FACS offer their skilled rhinoplasty services for noses with all sorts of needs. They are facial plastic surgeons, board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney have appeared on news programs for ABC, NBC, FOX, and Wink and are recognized as experts within the field of facial plastic surgery. They offer their patients a listening ear before every procedure to ensure that their needs and concerns are addressed. Rest assured that choosing Dr. Agarwal or Dr. Maloney is a smart choice for your rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty procedure; they strive to give each of their patients the natural, well-balanced, and healthy results they’re seeking. Contact them today at (239) 594-9100 to get started with your consultation.