By Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC
May 15, 2014
What Are The Advantages of a Rhinoplasty?
What is a rhinoplasty? It’s a reconstruction of the nasal bones and cartilage. The procedure can be done “closed” or “open.” A closed rhinoplasty is when incisions are made inside of the nose, and an open rhinoplasty raises the skin of the columella—the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
A rhinoplasty is advantageous for two reasons: treating a deviated septum and improving the facial harmony.
Breathe a Sigh of Relief With Rhinoplasty
A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum favors one side of the nostrils, causing one nasal passage to be smaller. Thus, it becomes harder to breathe through the nose. A reduced airflow through the nasal passages can be annoying, but many people continue to live with it. However, a deviated septum can get worse, leading to a nasal obstruction, which can cause the following:
- Dry mouth
- Pressure and congestion in the nasal passages
- Disturbed sleep
Find Facial Harmony With Rhinoplasty
If someone asked you to name one thing you wanted to change about your face or body, you can probably rattle off a whole list of things. Some people are content with the way things are, and that is great. However, many patients lack confidence in their facial features, and the nose is a common issue. With the help of rhinoplasty, you can feel at peace with your nose.
We want to help you feel confident about your facial esthetics. If you have any questions about a rhinoplasty or other service, contact our office today.