When Is a Rhinoplasty the Best Solution?

Some people seek out a nose job for aesthetics, in order to straighten, shorten or completely change the shape of their nose and/or its placement on their face. For others, a rhinoplasty is a much needed medical procedure, used to correct defects in the sinuses and make breathing easier.

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo will go over every aspect of your health and your expectations to help you determine if a rhinoplasty is the best solution for you.

Rhinoplasty 101

It is estimated that more than 200,000 nose jobs are performed in the United States each year. Worldwide, nose jobs are one of the most commonly requested plastic surgeries, thanks to ideas that noses should be small in proportion to the rest of the face. In some cultures, having a nose job is almost a rite of passage for girls in their mid to late teens.

That said, rhinoplasty is nearly as in demand by people seeking to correct defects that cause issues with breathing, sinus infections, and even sleep apnea. These noncosmetic reasons for rhinoplasty are just as compelling as the aesthetic ones.

What cosmetic nose jobs correct

Aesthetic rhinoplasty can “correct” the following for those who see their nose as imperfect:

What medical nose jobs correct

A rhinoplasty can also be recommended for patients who have suffered from a birth defect, a trauma to the face, or damage caused by certain types of drug use. If you’re struggling to breathe because of sinus damage or a deviated septum, a rhinoplasty could repair your nose and make your life easier.

Deciding on a rhinoplasty

Choose a rhinoplasty only after giving it serious thought. You’ll need to schedule an in-depth consultation, and have realistic expectations. A rhinoplasty can fix your nose, but surgery doesn’t fix everything. 

Dr. DiGeronimo will talk to you about your reasons for getting a nose job, make sure you’re doing it for yourself and nobody else, and make sure there are no underlying body dysmorphia or anxiety issues that may need discussing with a mental health professional to make sure you’re clear on what a nose job can and can’t do to change your life.   

At your consultation, Dr. DiGeronimo explains the surgery and provides visual aids and computer programs that will help you envision what your face will look like after your rhinoplasty. 

To learn more about rhinoplasty and learn if your problem could benefit from this solution, schedule a consultation by calling 208-225-4358, or request an appointment online

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