Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job or nose reshaping can be life-changing, but not necessarily for all the reasons you may think. Having a skilled plastic surgeon reshape your nose isn’t always about just your appearance. In fact, about 80% of the patients who undergo this specialized cosmetic surgery do so for reasons of function over appearance.

Dr. Richard Levine, M.D., D.D.S., F. A. C. S. works with patients every day who opt for rhinoplasty to correct a wide range of problems related to the function of the nose. Issues such as breathing problems, birth defects, and trauma, significantly impair one’s quality of life. In such instances, rhinoplasty is the answer.

Rhinoplasty Corrects More Than Appearance

Rhinoplasty is the third most common cosmetic surgery in the U.S. Nearly 200,000 people undergo rhinoplasty surgery each year. For sinus issues and other types of discomfort, rhinoplasty provides a solution. Here are some of the more common, non-cosmetic reasons to consider a “nose job.”

1. Nasal Obstruction

There are three common nasal obstructions which are treatable with rhinoplasty. These obstructions may occur naturally, or as the result of trauma to the nose. All three can occur separately or in combination.

2. Cleft Lip or Palate

A cleft palate and/or lip are common birth defects which are typically repaired in the first few months of life. For those who have a minor degree of the defect, or who are experiencing ongoing speech, dental, or appearance complications related to a cleft palate or cleft lip, surgery is often the most thorough remedy.

3. Repair Trauma-Related Damage

4. Breathe Easy

For those individuals who’ve lived years in an uncomfortable state due to a deviated septum, cartilage damage, or chronic sinus infections rhinoplasty can enhance quality of life exponentially. When damage seems irreparable in the wake of certain life-saving surgery, rhinoplasty can restore function and form to your nose.

In short, there are plenty of reasons to seek out rhinoplasty and stop living in pain or with uncomfortably relentless sinus infections, or breathing issues. Dr. Levine can help you live a fuller and more comfortable life by correcting and reshaping your nose through rhinoplasty. Request an appointment with Dr. Levine today and start breathing easier.

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