Nose surgery is not always a choice – sometimes it is a necessity. For a broken nose, surgery is very often essential. A nose job can be undertaken for aesthetic reasons or to correct problems that are congenital or the result of an injury or trauma.
What Is Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery or rhinoplasty can be either a cosmetic procedure or a necessary one to correct impaired breathing (which could be caused by a structural defect or a trauma).
The cosmetic nose job enhances the face by improving the symmetry and proportions of the nose.
- Change the size of the nose (proportion) in relation to facial balance
- Change the width at the bridge
- or the size and position of the nostrils
- Achieve nasal symmetry
- Enhance your nose profile by straightening out any bumps or depressions on the bridge
- Improve an enlarged, droopy, upturned, hooked or bulbous nasal tip
- Fix large, wide or upturned nostrils.
Repairing A Deviated Septum
Nose surgery can be done to improve an obstructed airway caused by a deviated septum. This occurs when your nasal septum — the thin wall that separates the nasal passages — is displaced to one side. This condition can be present at birth (congenital) or can be the result of an injury or even repetitive sinus infections. A severely deviated septum can cause the person a lot of discomforts such as:
- a dry mouth (a result of being forced to breathe through the mouth),
- nasal congestion, and
- disturbed sleep.
Incidentally, it also causes discomfort for sleeping partners as a deviated septum often results in noisy breathing while sleeping.
Nose surgery of this sort requires an intensive evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. The surgery is done by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment – with excellent results.
Broken Nose Surgery
A broken nose (nasal fracture) doesn’t always require surgery. Very often, it can simply be splinted and will heal well. Sometimes, however, the break is of such a nature that surgery is done straight away, in other cases, the break heals badly and the nose must be reset.