Has your partner been nudging you awake at night, trying to stop your snoring? Or maybe you just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep because you can’t breathe normally. Maybe it’s a cold or allergies, or it’s possible that you have a deviated septum. You could also be suffering from vestibular stenosis or nasal valve collapse. Our nostrils lead to passages inside our nose, called valves because they control the amount of air we take in. The pressure caused by incoming air causes the valves to collapse slightly, then reopen as we exhale. You can see this for yourself if you look in the mirror and then inhale sharply. You’ll see the sides of your nose “cave in” a bit. The normal functioning of this opening and collapsing process is impacted when there is a nasal valve collapse.
Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure, also known as a nose job. More than 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed last year in America. These are not only cosmetic surgeries, but also structural repairs that correct breathing problems for many people. If you’ve been looking for a solution to your breathing difficulty or the right fix for a nose that you’re unhappy with, you might consider rhinoplasty. Its versatile nature means that it can produce either dramatic or subtle cosmetic results and it can also make breathing a whole lot easier. Let’s take a closer look at the results you can expect with rhinoplasty.
Your decision to have a rhinoplasty surgery, whether for cosmetic or functional purposes, was surely a long thought out and well researched one. You likely spent several months, if not years, thinking and learning about the procedure to be sure that it was the route you wanted to take. You may still be in the decision making phase and that’s great! You may also be headed into the operating room very soon. In either case, it’s important to know what to expect for the first few weeks after your procedure. Let’s talk about a few things that you should consider regarding rhinoplasty recovery.
There are several major considerations to make when deciding whether you will have cosmetic surgery or even a less invasive enhancement procedure. Cost is a big one and it can be difficult to navigate health insurance policies to find out what is and is not covered. Different insurance companies have different guidelines and individual plans also vary widely. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), your options will vary as well. Here we will explain the differences in procedures and provide some information that will help you wade through the health insurance wave pool.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, cost is certainly something you’ll want to ask about. Any reputable plastic surgeon will be happy to provide you with a detailed estimate. It should be inclusive, so you won’t see any surprises later. However, there’s more to “cost” than a simple dollar figure.
The thought of having a full nose job (or rhinoplasty surgery) can be overwhelming and intimidating, even if you really want to change the way your nose looks. Have you considered the possibility that you do not need to change the entire structure or appearance of your nose? Perhaps it’s only the tip that needs work. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may be all you need to achieve your desired changes.
Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, but not convinced you want to undergo surgery? Your hesitation is warranted since any kind of surgery, especially one that alters your appearance, a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to set aside substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative. Let's talk about the Liquid Nose Job.
Rhinoplasty procedures can have many positive outcomes for patients. In one study, researchers looked at successful rhinoplasty outcomes and found that people thought patients looked younger. Regardless of the actual age of the patient, there was a decrease in the perceived age of the patient. Learn more about this study by reading our post on the “Unexpected Benefits of Rhinoplasty.”
2. A nose Job improves the overall aesthetic of your face.
Before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will consult with you to analyze the overall structure of your face to determine the most natural shape for your new nose. The shape of your nose affects the overall symmetry and attractiveness of your face. Consulting with a trusted, experienced surgeon can help ensure your surgery improves your profile as well as your overall facial aesthetic. Learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty.
A deviated septum is no laughing matter, regardless of how strange your snoring sounds. If you suffer from a deviated septum, breathing difficulties can lead to very serious health problems. If you think you or someone you care about might be suffering from a deviated septum, here are 7 possible symptoms to look for:
You love your grandparents dearly. If only you hadn’t inherited Grandpa’s nose! The United States may be famous as a melting pot, but for many of us, our cultural heritage is readily apparent. Especially in the size and shape of our nose. As proud as we are of our ancestry, some people wish their nose looked just a little more “Western.”