5 Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty remains one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures, with more than 200,000 nose jobs performed every year in the U.S. alone. Are you wondering if rhinoplasty could be right for you?

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest DiGeronimo performs both aesthetic and medically indicated rhinoplasty procedures. He can consult with you to ensure you get the look you want and deserve! 

Rhinoplasty basics

The upper portion of your nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change the shape and functionality of your nose by altering the form of either or both. While most people think of rhinoplasty as a purely cosmetic procedure, many patients require rhinoplasty to straighten nasal passages and clear blocked airways. 

Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, with no overnight stay. In most cases, Dr. DiGeronimo can do all the work through incisions made inside the nostrils and will let you know if an external incision is necessary.

In most cases, severe swelling only lasts about three days, and you’ll have to take it easy for the first six weeks after surgery. Once the swelling goes down, you should notice a difference. However, it might take about six months for you to see a majority of the results.

Five reasons to consider rhinoplasty

There are plenty of reasons to want or need a nose job. Here are five of the main reasons our patients consider rhinoplasty:

Cosmetics

You might not like the nose you were born with, and wish it were straighter, narrower, smaller, or more turned up on the end. Rhinoplasty can slim down your nose, flatten bumps or bulges, and attractively shape your nostrils.

Breathing issues

If you suffer from a deviated septum, that means one of your nasal passages is smaller than the other and probably collapses when you breathe. This is because the thin wall separating your nostrils isn't centered. It might not sound serious, but it can cause difficulty breathing, facial pain, nosebleeds, and snoring.

Sinus issues

A deviated septum can also cause chronic sinus issues, meaning you live with an unending series of sinus infections. If other methods haven’t helped, a modified form of rhinoplasty known as septoplasty can correct your nasal shape for easier breathing and fewer episodes of sinusitis. 

Injury

An accident or trauma to the face can cause your nose to break. Rhinoplasty can correct the shape of your nose to restore or even enhance your appearance. In such cases, scheduling your rhinoplasty within two weeks of your initial injury will give you the best results.

Congenital defects

Many children are born with a nasal deformity, most commonly associated with cleft lip or palate. Dr. DiGeronimo can perform corrective rhinoplasty on younger children to help them breathe and talk properly.

For a rhinoplasty consultation, contact our office today by calling 305-376-0542 or scheduling an appointment online.

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