5 Common Goals of Rhinoplasty

5 Common Goals of Rhinoplasty

There are many reasons you might pursue a rhinoplasty. You might want to change the shape of your nose, correct a defect or injury, or relieve congestion and sinus pain caused by a deviated septum or other nasal issues. Regardless of your reasons for wanting a nose job, it’s important that you find a surgeon that understands them. 

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo will discuss your expectations and goals with you before helping you decide if a rhinoplasty is the best solution for you.

5 goals a rhinoplasty can achieve 

During a nose job, or rhinoplasty, the shape and size of the nose can be adjusted or reconstructed entirely. This requires a keen understanding of the sinuses and nasal passages within, and allows skilled surgeons to solve breathing issues and congestion while also achieving an pleasing shape. 

Depending on the shape of your nose, both inside and outside, you might have personal and practical reasons for wanting nose surgery. 

1. Relieving congestion 

A common cause of chronic congestion is a deviated septum, a condition where the wall between your nostrils is off-center. This makes your nostrils and nasal passages different sizes, putting you at risk of congestion, nosebleeds, and more. 

A rhinoplasty is the only way to correct a deviated septum, and many people seek out nose surgery just to find relief.

2. Correcting defects and injuries

Birth defects and broken noses are two other practical reasons to seek out a nose job. An injury to the nose can affect your breathing for years afterward, and a facial fracture or defect can leave you unhappy with your appearance. 

During your rhinoplasty, your surgeon can address both issues at once, restoring breathing function while also repairing damage. 

3. Straightening the nasal bridge

One of the most common cosmetic reasons for a rhinoplasty is a hooked, bumpy, or overly upturned nose. By straightening the nasal bridge, you can achieve a more uniform, aesthetically pleasing shape. 

4. Adjusting the size of the nose 

Most commonly, people want to make their nose smaller, hoping to make it look slimmer from the front and less conspicuous from the side. Surgery can be done to slim the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, and more. 

5. Reshaping bone and cartilage

The nose consists mostly of cartilage, which makes it rather easy to reshape. No matter the current shape of your nose, there’s a good chance that a skilled surgeon can sculpt it into what you’re hoping for. Just remember to manage your expectations and be clear about what you want. 

During your consultation, Dr. DeGeronimo will evaluate your facial structure and medical history before discussing the objectives of your surgery. To learn more about the cosmetic and practical applications of rhinoplasty, call 305-376-0378 or request an appointment online

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