General Health

More Than a Look: 3 Medical Reasons to Get Rhinoplasty

A nose job can actually do far more than just one job.

It’s most famous for its aesthetic function, and the success stories are certainly well documented. But people that consider getting a nose job may not be doing so for cosmetic reasons. There could be medical reasons.

Today, we will explore a few of the most common medical reasons that someone would get rhinoplasty.

1. A Deviated Septum

This is one of the most common reasons that someone would get a medical rhinoplasty procedure.

Your septum is that sensitive bone and cartilage that divides your nasal cavity in half. When a deviation occurs, the nasal septum goes off to the side in one direction and it can often make it very difficult to breathe.

This can lead to ongoing health issues such as:

  • Nasal infections
  • Snoring or sleep apnoea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Postnasal drip
  • Nosebleeds
  • Facial pain and headaches

Successful rhinoplasty can help people who are struggling with any of those issues finally find relief.

For example, contrary to popular belief, Jennifer Aniston didn’t get rhinoplasty to keep up her superstar good looks. She did it to help her breathe and sleep better, saying that the night after her procedure was the first time she slept soundly in years.

2. Injuries or Broken Noses

Of course, you may need surgery if your nose is broken playing sports, at work, or through any other form of facial trauma.

The surgery may not always happen right away. People have been known to get their nose “fixed” via rhinoplasty as adults after sustaining the initial break as a result of an injury in their childhood or teen years. This is extremely common among athletes that had a foot, fist, ball or puck break their nose as children.

Either they decide they want to change the look of their nose, or they start to really notice they’re suffering from any of the problems we listed above in the deviated septum section. Getting rhinoplasty helps them improve the quality of their life, as it helps them eat, sleep and breathe normally again.

3. Chronic Allergies/ Nasal inflammation

The amount of misery that people with severe allergies learn to live with is incredible. After years of suffering, they often feel like their trouble breathing is just something they have to live with.

Well, it may not have to be that way. Rhinoplasty has been known to help these poor people breathe again by widening the nasal structures that block the airflow when they get inflamed.

If this is something you’re living with, you should talk to your doctor about all of your options.

As you can see, there are a number of conditions that can lead a person to get a nose job, all of which are more about health and happiness than aesthetics and appearance.

Do any of these conditions sound familiar to you? If so, don’t hesitate. Contact a plastic surgeon today. There may be no need to live with it anymore.

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