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Rhinoplasty: Ideal For More Than Visual Appeal

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A rhinoplasty is a procedure that some people refer to as a "nose job." This procedure is often viewed as beneficial for cosmetic reasons. However, rhinoplasties are beneficial for more than cosmetic appeal. The following are a few reasons this procedure could benefit you.


Many people who seek a rhinoplasty do so due to nose injuries that shift or break nasal bones. These injuries often occur due to trauma from circumstances such as active sports, vehicle accidents, or fights. If your nose is misshapen after a traumatic injury, seeking help as soon as possible is important even if profuse bleeding is not present. This is because some nose injuries require emergency attention even if they appear to be minor. For example, some people may have a broken nose and not realize it. 

Nasal Misalignment

Perhaps your nose has been misaligned since birth. Some people have "humps" over their noses, and others have enlarged nostrils or noses that appear to be crooked. These are usually cosmetic in nature, but people seek to get them corrected. 

Corrective Rhinoplasty

There are a number of people who have had rhinoplasty procedures completed in the past. These individuals may have had their procedures completed during a time when rhinoplasties were viewed solely as cosmetic surgery procedures to give individuals more appealing noses. It is possible that some of these yesteryear procedures were not performed in a manner to address other significant issues. Individuals who have issues such as post nasal drip and have had a rhinoplasty in the past should try to determine if they need a second procedure performed. This is because the older procedure may not have addressed anything other than improving the appearance of their nose. Today's surgeons are astute about addressing cosmetic appeal as well as ensuring that nasal bone structure is corrected. 

Breathing Problems

Perhaps you have breathing problems such as snoring or sleep apnea. There is a possibility that a rhinoplasty could improve your breathing. Some people who experience frequent bouts of runny noses also benefit from rhinoplasties. If you have a medical issue that makes a rhinoplasty ideal, it is possible that your insurance may pay for the cost of your procedure. Most insurance companies do not cover any or the majority of the cost for procedures that are purely cosmetic. 

A cosmetic surgeon is a good resource to use to determine if a rhinoplasty is an ideal procedure for you. They can assess the nasal problems or preferences you report and determine if a rhinoplasty is a safe procedure for you to undergo. Contact a professional like William M. Parell, MD, PSC to learn more.