Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular surgeries performed for cosmetic reasons. Thousands of men, women, and children turn to this surgical procedure every year for aesthetic and medical issues. Rhinoplasty is considered a life-changing procedure owing to several benefits it offers.
Let’s talk about the top ten benefits of getting rhinoplasty and where you can go in Atlanta, GA, to see a plastic surgeon with years of experience in rhinoplasty.
#1 Boost Your Confidence
The nose is an important part of the face that significantly contributes to your appearance. A hump on the bridge of your nose, the size or position of the nostrils, and a pinched or bulbous tip of the nose may be the reason why you are dissatisfied with your appearance. Rhinoplasty addresses these issues and can thereby improve your confidence.
#2 Treat Sinus Issues and Cosmetic Issues
One of the most common issues that rhinoplasty addresses is a deviated septum. This is a condition in which the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced to one side, which lead to long-term sinus issues, breathing problems, and even sleep apnea.
Your sinuses are the four air-filled cavities in the face. Typically, the mucus produced in your sinuses as a result of cold or allergies drains into your nose. The deviated septum blocks the nasal passage and the fluid (mucus) accumulates in the sinuses. This may lead to inflammation, pain, and pressure in your nose and face. Septoplasty is the medical term for the surgical procedure performed to correct a deviated septum. During this surgery, the septum is restructured to provide an open passage for fluid to drain, thus treating sinus issues.
Because the sinuses are intricately linked with the nose, often rhinoplasty is performed at the same time as septoplasty. In this way, you can be treated for sinus and cosmetic issues in one surgery.
#3 Help with Breathing
In addition to sinus issues, a deviated septum can cause impaired breathing. This is because the deviated septum blocks proper airflow in the nose. Functional rhinoplasties restore the symmetry of the nasal airways so that your nostrils inhale and exhale air effortlessly, and your breathing is easier.
#4 Treat Sleep Apnea
In some cases, a deviated septum can be so obstructive to breathing that it can cause sleep apnea. This is a sleeping disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts while the person is asleep. Septoplasty and rhinoplasty address the nasal issues that halt respiration and contribute to sleep apnea, thus allowing you to enjoy good sleep without any sleep problems.
#5 Change Your Looks
Any minor imperfection in your nose can negatively impact your looks. In rhinoplasty, your surgeon can address nose problems like crooked nose and bulbous tip, and a decrease or increase in the size and prominence of the nose. They can also refine your nose shape, which can change your looks and create symmetry in your nose and face.
#6 Give You Youthful Appearance
As you age, the cartilage in your body loses elasticity – and that goes for your nose too. This may cause your nose to droop, slope downward, and even appear larger as you get older. Plus, various tissue and skin conditions also affect your nose features as you age.
Thankfully, rhinoplasty can be performed to remedy these signs of aging to give you a more youthful appearance.
#7 Correct Birth Defects
Rhinoplasty is performed not only to meet aesthetic goals, but it can also be performed to correct congenital malformations of the nose such as cleft palate, a nasal mass, or weakness in the structure of the nose.
#8 Fix a Broken Nose
If you have been in a fall, an accident, or an altercation that resulted in a broken nose, this can not only cause pain and discomfort but also impact your nose function and appearance. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to fix such deformity of your nose.
#9 Rhinoplasty Is Customizable
Every nose is unique, therefore every rhinoplasty is unique. An experienced plastic surgeon will explain to you what kind of results they can provide based on your anatomy, whether or not you want to use cartilage or skin from another part of your body to restructure the nose, and ultimately help you settle on a treatment plan that is realistic and still gets the results you desire.
#10 Rhinoplasty Can Be Revised
A great benefit of rhinoplasty is it can be revised. If you feel that your prior nose surgery didn’t produce the result you desire, you can turn to secondary or tertiary rhinoplasty to get the desired result.
Nose Surgery in Atlanta, GA
If you are looking for an experienced plastic surgeon to perform a rhinoplasty, look no further than Dr. Gregory Mackay. He is board-certified and fellowship-trained in plastic surgery and he offers the best possible aesthetic and functional outcomes from the rhinoplasties he performs. Dr. Mackay will carefully assess your issue, listen to you, and educate you on every aspect of your procedure to make you comfortable and confident.
To make a consultation with Dr. Mackay, please call us at (404) 255-2975, or request an appointment here by filling in our confidential form. We look forward to helping you achieve the cosmetic and medical results you desire!