Rhinoplasty is by far one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery performed today. The procedure has two primary objectives. The first objective is to restore or improve the functionality of the nose. The second objective is to improve the aesthetic aspect of the nose. Oftentimes, both objectives can be met during one procedure.
When your nose has a functional defect, it is usually reflected in an aesthetic defect. Plastic surgery can be used to make subtle changes to your nose as far as its shape or size. It can make more drastic changes when it comes to rebuilding or correcting the structure of your nose.
The popularity of rhinoplasty speaks for itself. Researchers say that rhinoplasty is the second most popular surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States today. With this procedure, you can enlarge the size of your nose, reduce the size of your nose, change the shape of the bridge of the nose, or adjust the appearance of the tip of the nose.
Some people have rhinoplasty done as a form of revision surgery. They may have had nose surgery performed in years past, but there are still some aspects of the procedure that they did not like. So, they want minor tweaks to make their nose look the way that they want it to. Or they have revision surgery because after the original rhinoplasty surgery, they were not able to breathe as well as they did before the procedure.
To determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, there are a few factors you can consider. First, how do you feel about your nose? Was the nose that you were born with too large or too small for your face? When you look at your nose in the mirror, do you feel unhappy?
If you answer yes to any of the above questions or statements, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. This popular procedure is designed to fix deformities, reverse some of the changes that aging causes, and make your nose harmonious with the rest of your face.