The human nose is the most prominent feature on the face. Whether your nose is attractive or unattractive, big or small, it is the first thing that people notice when they look at you. It is dead smack in the center of your face.
Nobody has the perfect nose. Even movie stars and television actors who seem to have the perfect face have some minor imperfections in their nostrils. And if you look carefully, you will see them.
The point is that your nose gets noticed. For this reason, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Some of the reasons to consider rhinoplasty are cosmetic while others are health related.
The number one reason people get their nose repaired is for medical reasons. If a person has a deviated septum, a condition where the middle cartilage of the nose is twisted off center, they could have a hard time breathing through their nose. In most patients, the problem is in one nostril or the other. It is not uncommon for individuals with a deviated septum to develop sinus infections.
Physicians estimate that up to 80 percent of the world’s population has a septum that is somewhat off-center. When a physician corrects a deviated septum, they will make it straight and improve the breathing ability of the patient. The truth is most people have no idea how much trouble they are having breathing because of their septum.
Another reason to get rhinoplasty is because your nose was damaged after an accident. A lot of accidents that lead to rhinoplasty are related to sports injuries. Many people love pushing themselves to their limit. They like to climb up the highest building or ride their bike on the most treacherous trail. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, gravity gets the better of a person and they have an accident. Automobile accidents can also lead to patients breaking their nose.
When a person breaks their nose during an accident, there is a window of about two weeks where they can get rhinoplasty surgery and have their nose put back in place relatively easily. If a damaged nose is repaired quickly, the results are positive. At times, patients will take advantage of the injury as a way to improve certain features of their nose.
The third reason why people get rhinoplasty is purely cosmetic. As was mentioned at the outset, your nose is a big feature. If it’s too big, if it’s too small or if it’s not even, it can drastically throw off the look of your face. A good nose should complement the rest of your facial features. It should not detract from it. Individuals who get rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons realize that their nose can either make or break their appearance.
To see if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, consult the cosmetic professionals at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento. During your consultation, we encourage you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have about this procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.