Even small changes in the proportions of your nose can alter the balance of your overall appearance. Such is the power of rhinoplasty, commonly called a “nose job.” It’s consistently in the top five cosmetic surgeries performed each year, with over 200,000 procedures done in 2019.
Dr. Roya Dardashti and the team at Diamond Surgical Institute specialize in this delicate and complex cosmetic procedure. While the shape and size of your nose plays a dominant role in your appearance, proper function of the nasal airways is crucial to good health.
Not every rhinoplasty is done for cosmetic reasons, but all nose jobs must consider the impact the procedure has on your breathing. Before you make a decision about having surgery, be sure to understand the scope of the rhinoplasty process.
Reasons for rhinoplasty
Many people value a balanced look for their face, but their genetic identity, injury, or simply the desire for a certain appearance may require a change to the shape of their nose. Injury and genetics can also mean that breathing function isn’t as efficient as it could be, and so choosing a rhinoplasty may be more about fixing compromised airways than the nose’s appearance.
It’s even possible to accomplish both goals in a single procedure, since the bone, skin, and cartilage that form the nose require reshaping in both cases. Your new proportional nose could also let you breathe more easily.
One common cause of nasal obstructions is the deviated septum. The cartilage divider between your nostrils is not always evenly spaced. You might be more susceptible to one side clogging at the first sign of a respiratory issue like allergies or a cold.
One side of your nose may also be prone to collapse as you breathe in. Some closure is normal, but when this nasal valve completely collapses, it may be due to issues with tissue that normally keeps the nostril open. In both cases, rhinoplasty may be the right surgical option to restore efficient bilateral breathing.
Even if you’re breathing just fine, though, rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you if confidence in your appearance suffers because of a nose issue. The most commonly requested changes during rhinoplasty are usually reducing humps in the middle of the nose, correcting misaligned or asymmetrical shapes, and changing the tip of the nose. While, in most cases, patients request reductions in size, it’s also possible to add volume to a tiny nose.
The anatomy of your nasal passages is complex, making rhinoplasty a challenging procedure, particularly when balancing appearance and function. Small physical changes often have dramatic results once post-surgical healing is done. Every procedure depends on the patient. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the surgery.
Choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon is also important for a successful procedure, and Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino, California is the best first step toward your new nose. Dr. Dardashti stays current on contemporary surgical techniques, and her years of experience add up to reliable results.
To begin this life-changing process, contact Diamond Surgical Institute by phone at 818-528-2559, or by scheduling your consultation online today.