If there is a plastic surgery procedure that many people are aware of, it must be the nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty. Does this mean that many people are unhappy with the size, shape and general appearance of their noses? Well, let’s just say that they want their faces to look more visually appealing by making it proportional with other facial features.
Two techniques are used when reshaping the nose: Closed and Open rhinoplasty. The difference lies on the point of incision (columella or inside the nostrils) although what should concern you is the results and not the technique that the surgeon uses.
While there are those who undergo rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic purposes, there are those who do it for health reasons. If you are looking beyond cosmetics, rhinoplasty has the following health benefits:
1. Improve Breathing
Quite a number of people have defective internal nose structures like a deviated septum. This means that the nasal septum is either crooked or off center which causes the imbalance of breathing passages. This condition can lead to excessive mouth breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, congestion, nosebleeds, chronic sinusitis and even infections.
Not being able to breathe properly can be very frustrating and some people are not even aware of their breathing problems and how their breathing can be much better after a nose surgery. Open nasal airways improve breathing which means the proper exchange of gases in and out of the body. This is what makes you healthy and energetic.
2. Sleep Well
The majority of sleeping problems that people face are a result of breathing problems. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops and repeatedly starts during sleep. This causes heavy snoring which also interrupts the sleep of others near you.
Lack of sleep causes further health problems which can be life threatening and while other methods can be used to contain sleep apnea, rhinoplasty can be the best alternative.
3. Correct Nasal Deformities
Nasal deformities can result from birth defects or injuries as a result of accidents, fights, bullying, falls or sporting activities. These injuries result in a broken facial bone because of the trauma to the face or nose and can be corrected by rhinoplasty.
4. Feel Good
Did you know that your self-esteem is affected by your physical ill-health? Confidence and health go hand in hand whereby you need to increase your confidence to improve your health. Sometimes, nature does not give enough reasons to be confident concerning the appearance of your face.
For instance, you may have an uncomfortable bump on the bridge of your nose, flared or pinched nostrils, a protruding or enlarged nasal tip, a crooked or asymmetrical nose, a wide nose or a nose that is too large or too small compared to other facial features. Confidence has been known to improve people’s careers as well as the general success because it makes people look younger and more competitive at work.
To improve your breathing, sleep well, look great and feel better about your physical appearance, you will need to undergo a closed or open rhinoplasty to narrow or widen your bridge or nostrils, change the angle of the nose, reshape the tip of the nose or straighten a crooked nose. What you need to know is that not any surgeon out there can give you a good result.
Choose an otolaryngologist with good judgment, knowledge and experience because you will not like it when you are forced to do several revision rhinoplasty surgeries later. Your health is crucial and you should always make it better!