Rhinoplasty Is About More Than Looks

The cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty surgery are obvious, but not everyone is aware of the medical benefits. Plastic surgeons in Bloomington, IL, where I practice, and around the world know the difference this procedure can have on a patient’s ability to breathe clearly. Here is a summary of the primary benefits of rhinoplasty:

Cosmetic: At the center of the face, the nose is possibly our most prominent feature, so it’s no surprise that it can have a significant impact on a person’s overall facial appearance. Nose reshaping is an effective solution for cosmetic conditions such as bulbous tip, nasal hump, and wide bridge.

Functional: Patients are often surprised to discover that rhinoplasty can repair obstructions inside the nose. Often, these functional concerns impair breathing, making strenuous exercise uncomfortable and interfering with sleep. During rhinoplasty procedures, surgeons can correct issues such as a deviated septum, while strengthening the nasal structure to prevent future issues.

More serious structural abnormalities may require the skills of an otolaryngologist. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you determine the best strategy for looking and feeling great.

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