How a Rhinoplasty Can Improve More Than Just Your Appearance

There are many treatment options to address the signs of aging in your face. Most of these help to restore lost volume beneath the skin and create a tighter, toned, and more youthful-looking appearance. As successful as these are, they do not significantly change the nose’s shape or size if needed to help achieve the desired look.

A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that, although slightly invasive, can significantly change your nose’s shape, size, and proportionality. The procedure itself is conducted in an outpatient setting, with most patients able to return home the same day.

After making a small incision in an area that can be hidden afterward, your surgeon will lift the skin of your nose and reshape the bone and cartilage below. The skin is then perfectly draped over the new shape of the nose and held in place by tiny stitches. Usually, the incisions and stitches can be made and placed inside the nostrils.

Although there is a rigorous recovery plan where protection of your nose for the first 8 weeks after surgery is crucial for success, there are significant benefits that you may see above the aesthetic changes.

A rhinoplasty, especially when combined with a septoplasty, can significantly relieve several conditions affecting the airflow through your sinuses. With a septoplasty, a rhinoplasty can open blocked nasal passages. This will improve your ability to breathe and help you feel less tired.

When used to help treat breathing issues in the nose, many patients report better sleep, more energy, and a new ability to live a healthy and active life. The cosmetic benefits that a rhinoplasty can provide make it an excellent option for many people.

If you have issue breathing through your nose or are considering how a new shape may help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact the surgeons at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center at 508-334-5990 or to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation today.

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