Rhinoplasty remains one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries in the United States year after year. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports nose reshaping was one of the top five aesthetic surgeries in the country in 2017, with nearly 220,000 people seeking to change the size, shape, appearance, or function of their noses. What reasons drive so many people to get this surgery?
To Improve Balance Among Facial Features
Your nose is integral to creating harmony among your other facial features. A nose that is crooked, asymmetrical, too small, or too prominent can make the proportions of your entire face seem off. In reshaping his patients’ noses for cosmetic reasons, Dr. Schmidt can:
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Narrow or widen nostrils
- Reduce the width of the bridge of the nose
- Remove a bump on the bridge of the nose
- Reshape the tip of the nose
- Adjust the angle between the nose and upper lip
Skilled surgeons like Dr. Schmidt can work with your facial anatomy to provide subtle, natural-looking results that bring your nose into better alignment with other features such as your chin, cheekbones, and eyes. Before performing the procedure, Dr. Schmidt will give you a realistic depiction of what you can expect from the surgery by using a cutting-edge 3D imaging tool to provide an accurate visual representation of your results.
To Correct a Past Surgery
Reshaping a nose is both an art and a science that requires a high degree of skill and attention to detail. Many people who are dissatisfied with the results of a past nose surgery seek secondary or revision rhinoplasty to achieve their desired appearance.
Common issues that cause people to seek revision rhinoplasty include:
- Obstructed airways
- Collapsed cartilage, valves, or nasal bones
- An overdone nose job resulting in an artificial appearance
- Worsened asymmetry
- Excessively narrowed or pinched nasal tip
- Not enough of a cosmetic improvement
- Thickened scar tissue
Often, patients who get nose surgery do so not for cosmetic purposes, but to improve their respiratory function. Whether they were born with congenital deformities such as a cleft palate, suffer from chronic sinus problems and nasal inflammation, or experienced a broken nose that healed poorly, a medical rhinoplasty can address all these problems.
Another medical issue called a deviated septum is a frequent reason people choose to get rhinoplasty surgery. The septum is the medical term for the cartilage that divides your two nasal cavities. When this cartilage is off-center, as it is for many people, you may have difficulty breathing through your nose, sleeping soundly, or enjoying tastes and smells. If you have a deviated septum, a corrective procedure called a septoplasty can repair it, making it easier for you to breathe freely through both sides of your nose.
Address Your Nose Concerns With Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most technically difficult procedures to perform because it requires a surgeon to take each patient’s unique facial anatomy into account to create symmetrical results that align with the rest of their facial features, enhancing their natural appearance without leaving them looking different or “overdone.” During a nose reshaping procedure, the surgeon must also preserve or improve the nose’s vital breathing function.
If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery either for cosmetic or medical reasons, it’s essential to find a surgeon with the extensive training and experience required to restore your self-confidence and help you breathe more easily. Having earned double board certification in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery, Dr. Schmidt uses his talents and expertise to provide outstanding rhinoplasty results for his patients in Denver. Reach out today to schedule your private, confidential nose reshaping consultation with Dr. Schmidt.