Facial proportion, deviated septums, and cleft palates – what do these conditions all have in common? A nose job is an excellent way to treat them. Contrary to popular belief, rhinoplasties are used for a variety of purposes beyond (but not excluding) cosmetic treatments. Dr. Tadros’s expert care team provides nose jobs for patients of all needs and concerns at the Center for Sinus, Sleep & Facial Plastic Surgery. Keep reading to learn more about the different reasons to get a nose job and whether the procedure is right for you.
Cosmetic Reasons to Get a Nose Job
Facial symmetry: it’s all about proportions. Like the golden ratio for beauty in art, there’s a unique golden ratio for each individual’s facial structures – but we aren’t all born with it. Rhinoplasties are most commonly used to adjust the size or shape of the nose to provide a more aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. By improving facial harmony and symmetry, nose jobs help the nose complement other facial structures rather than distract from them.
Many patients considering a nose job ask Dr. Tadros to:
- Reshape the tip of their nose
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Widen or narrow the nostrils
- Narrow the bridge of the nose
- Smooth out irregularities on the bridge of the nose
- Adjust the proportions among the nose, upper lip and chin
Feelings of low self-esteem associated with the size, shape, or proportions of the nose can cause major problems for many patients, both physically and emotionally. Discussing your goals with Dr. Tadros can help you decide if a nose job is right for you.
Medical Reasons to Get a Nose Job
While many people think of rhinoplasties as purely cosmetic procedures, many individuals opt for one due to medical reasons in reality. From deviated septums to cleft palates, nose jobs help patients breathe more comfortably and can help contribute to healing from short- or long-term medical conditions.
The nasal septum is the piece of cartilage that divides the nasal cavity down the middle. When the septum is offset to one side, this common condition is known as a deviated septum. Deviated septums can cause many issues, including difficulty breathing or chronic sinus infections.
To provide a better quality of life for patients with a deviated septum, Dr. Tadros may recommend a rhinoplasty. By realigning the cartilage into a more central position in the nose, this procedure will make it easier to breathe and decrease the likelihood of developing sinus conditions.
Chronic Sinus Problems
Like a deviated septum, crooked or malformed noses may result in chronic sinus issues. However, with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Tadros, a rhinoplasty can provide relief.
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
Birth defects like a cleft lip or cleft palate can cause a wide range of medical issues, beginning early in life with difficulty eating or speaking. Fortunately, a nose job can help to address the separation between tissues that characterizes various types of clefts and can be an important part of restructuring the area and providing relief to this congenital condition.
For patients who have suffered a broken nose or other trauma to the face, a rhinoplasty can help restructure the nose after the fact. This can provide better function and improved appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Now that you know the reasons you may want to consider rhinoplasty, you might be wondering whether you’re the right candidate. Although you’ll need to meet with Dr. Tadros to be sure, most good candidates are generally healthy, are over the age of 16, don’t smoke, and have reasonable expectations for the recovery and outcome of the procedure.
Nose Jobs from Start to Finish
Whether you’re in it for medical or cosmetic purposes, deciding to get a nose job is a life-changing experience. You’ll start the process with an initial consultation where you’ll discuss your medical history, goals, and expectations. Then, Dr. Tadros will perform a physical exam of your nasal cavity to determine the best process moving forward. Once all is done, we’ll schedule your procedure, and you’ll be well on your way!
During the procedure, you can expect to receive general anesthesia while in the operating room. Because of this, you’ll be required to have a friend or family member transport you home and spend at least 24 hours with you after your surgery.
Once you’re in recovery, rest is the best medicine. Dr. Tadros will provide you with a list of post-op instructions that will help you heal as quickly as possible. In general, you’ll want to keep your head elevated, take your medications as directed, use cold compresses for the first 3 days, avoid putting pressure on your nose (like blowing your nose or sneezing with your mouth closed), and avoid extensive exercise until your surgeon tells you otherwise.
Experience & Excellence In New York & New Jersey
Considering a nose job is a big life step. Whether you’re looking to change your facial proportions or correct a deviated septum, Dr. Tadros’s 20 years of experience will give you the results you’re looking for with the care you deserve. Schedule your consultation in New York or New Jersey to learn more today!