Look in the mirror and what is one of the first things you notice? There is a good chance it's your nose. For individuals who are unhappy with the shape, size or contour of their nose this can be a problem. Rhinoplasty is the second most common cosmetic surgical procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It is the most common among adolescents ages 13-19. Despite the complexity of the procedure, it continues to maintain its popularity. There are 2 common reasons that a person might elect to get a nose job.
- Cosmetic Reasons. The nose is a prominent feature of the face. Any unhappiness felt about its appearance can impact a person's self-esteem much more than a blemish that can easily be hidden by clothing or accessories. Although there are elements that society widely accepts as those that comprise an aesthetically appealing nose, it really depends on the nose's relationship with the rest of a patient's face. If a person's nose is too large, too small, crooked, has a hump, a drooping tip, or some other aspect that makes it unappealing, it must be addressed in a way that it appears natural in accordance to the other facial features.In terms of common concerns about the appearance of the nose, tip asymmetry is the most requested nasal fix, followed by irregularities in the middle third of the nose. Fewer find concern with the upper third of the nose, according to a study conducted by Columbia College and Cornell University.As with anything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a patient may elect to have rhinoplasty surgery to fix a characteristic they see as a fault that may appear negligible to someone else. If the surgery is being performed to make them feel better about themselves then that may be all that matters.
- Functionality. While a nose job can bring harmony to the appearance of the face, it can also bring about better function too. Since the form and function of the nose go hand-in-hand, a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valves can affect a person's ability to breathe as well as alter the way the nose looks. A surgeon may recommend rhinoplasty in combination with septoplasty or sinus surgery. Nearly half of all those performed by Dr. Nachlas are combination procedures. In some cases it may be to correct a previous rhinoplasty procedure that caused a disturbance in the function of the nose.
For more information or to request a consult with Dr. Nachlas contact Sandy Friedman, Director of Patient Relations at 561-939-0909.