First described in ancient Egyptian surgical texts, rhinoplasty is a popular method for resolving issues that affect the shape and function of the nose. In the 5,000-year history of rhinoplasty, the surgical procedure has improved the lives of people across the globe. Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” the procedure can be performed for various cosmetic purposes. There are several reasons to consider this procedure, including important medical conditions.
As one of the most prominent facial characteristics, the nose probably attracts more attention than any other physical trait. Most people have an intuitive sense regarding the ideal dimensions of a nose. While there are countless variations of the nose, research demonstrates that it can be a key factor in assumptions about a person’s intelligence.
People often request rhinoplasty because the size and shape of their nose is not proportional to their face. The procedure can reshape a bulbous nose, taper wide nostrils and remove bumps from your bridge. The way you feel about yourself affects your quality of life. Nose reshaping can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
Advances in surgical techniques enable people to improve the appearance of their noses after traumatic injuries, like a dog bite, a car accident or sports injuries, as well as diseases like cancer. In life, accidents happen. You can trip and land face-first on the ground or receive the full impact of a deploying air bag, which can cause a broken nose. Rhinoplasty is often required to correct the ongoing effects of a nasal injury, which may include difficulty breathing, as well as a misshapen appearance.
A common misconception is that rhinoplasty corrects internal problems that impair your ability to breathe normally. Generally, problems like reoccurring sinusitis or sinus infections are caused by a deviated septum or another obstructive condition. These conditions are corrected by a procedure known as septoplasty. If you are considering rhinoplasty and have nasal issues, it may be possible to undergo a combination of both of these procedures.
Whether you have had a traumatic injury or just feel self-conscious about the appearance of your nose, schedule an appointment at Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss the benefits of rhinoplasty. Dr. Carlos Ayala can reshape your nose to provide the look you desire. When you feel better about your nose and the overall appearance of your face, you will gain self-confidence and have a better quality of life. Our office is located in McAllen. Contact us today to request a consultation to learn more.