The surgical “nose job” may be mired in stigma for those who don’t understand what it’s all about. It’s not simply a vanity cosmetic procedure chosen on a whim. Rhinoplasty represents one of the most popular plastic surgery choices with over 200,000 procedures performed annually.

While nose reshaping is the primary motivator for many people, the health benefits offered by this procedure may surprise you. Certainly, there are self-esteem benefits for many patients, but rhinoplasty also has general health rewards, too. Here’s a look at some of the ways rhinoplasty can help you.

A confidence uplift

There are significant emotional benefits possible if you’ve focused on your natural nose or been teased about it in the past. Your nose is one of the most prominent features, and even small modifications to its shape can dramatically alter the proportions and symmetry of your face.

Together, these changes can boost your self-esteem and give you confidence beyond your expectations. Choosing rhinoplasty surgery gives you control over a feature that has previously controlled you emotionally.

Not simply cosmetic

Rhinoplasty isn’t only a cosmetic procedure, it’s therapeutic, too. As part of your respiratory system, your nose is a primary conduit, along with your mouth, for intake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide, part of the chemical systems of life. 

If mechanical issues are preventing the adequate passage of air, your health can suffer. Genetics and injuries can cause restricted airways, which rhinoplasty can resolve.

Better sleep

Restricted airflow, a problem in its own right, is also a complicating factor for other health conditions. Snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially serious sleep disorder. Both snoring and OSA can be aggravated when you’re unable to pass enough air through your nose while sleeping. Rhinoplasty may be recommended to improve your chances of getting restful sleep.

While that may seem like a simple luxury, avoiding OSA and other sleep disorders can help lower your risk of developing dangerous health conditions such as diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Reduced sinus pressure

Virtually everyone knows the plugged up, claustrophobic feeling of blocked sinuses, particularly when they have a cold or respiratory allergic reaction. Drainage is an essential part of sinus operation, so it’s no wonder you feel sick when they’re infected and full. 

Rhinoplasty can address issues with your nasal septum that enable your sinuses to drain more easily, providing you with a greater range of comfort.

Your nose, your surgery

Unlike many surgical procedures, rhinoplasty doesn’t have a standard series of steps. Your surgery is designed around your physiology to approach only the work that will benefit you. This may be obvious when comparing a patient with a prominent bump on the bridge of their nose with another who has a bulbous tip. The same holds true for those with different internal nose structures.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and difficult plastic surgeries, able to change both your appearance and your ability to breathe. As you move toward your choice for surgery, finding the best doctors with the right knowledge and experience is easy in the metropolitan Detroit area by selecting one of the five locations of Lakeshore Ear, Nose, Throat Center

Call the most convenient office directly, or request an appointment using the online tool to request an appointment for your personal rhinoplasty consultation.