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A rhinoplasty, known informally as a nose job, is often seen as being purely cosmetic. However, while many cases of rhinoplasty are cosmetic, there are medical reasons for the procedure as well. With help from your Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield, MA ENT doctor at Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, you can determine if a rhinoplasty is right for you.
What is a rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty changes the shape, appearance, or proportion of the nose and nasal cavities. The surgery itself consists of altering the bone and cartilage in the nose. Your Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield doctor achieves this by making incisions inside or around the nose to reach the underlying layers. When the framework of the nose is reworked, the skin tissue goes back into its original place and the incisions closed.
Are there different types of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is performed one of two ways: opened or closed. Closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal rhinoplasty, hides all the incisions inside of the nostrils. Though this method avoids visible scars, access to the inner framework of the nose is limited. External, or open, rhinoplasty allows your surgeon to lift the skin and have direct access to the nose’s inner framework. There is the risk of a scar with open rhinoplasty, but the procedure gives your doctor more control and greater options. The best way to determine which method is right for your situation is to consult with your doctor.
What conditions can a rhinoplasty treat?
The most obvious reason to get rhinoplasty surgery is for cosmetic changes. However, there are medical reasons for a rhinoplasty as well. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage which separates the two nostrils is crooked or off-center. This condition causes difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, headache, and nosebleeds. Rhinoplasty can also repair a nose damaged by trauma or an accident. Broken noses often do not heal correctly and require surgery to improve their appearance.
For more information on rhinoplasty, please contact your doctor at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England in Ware, Northhampton, and Springfield, MA. Call 413-732-7426 to schedule your consultation today!
Has your nose always been a source of embarrassment or discomfort for you? If so, you aren't alone. Many Springfield residents choose to visit Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC for rhinoplasty every year for this exact reason.
Whether the shape of your nose is unappealing due to genetics, a birth defect or some type of trauma, the good news is that if you don't like your nose, you can get a new one! In fact, with rhinoplasty from Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield, you could give your appearance a complete overhaul with just a little tweaking. It's amazing what a quality nose job can do!
Why Should I Consider Rhinoplasty?
When people look at you, your nose may very well be one of the first things they see. After all, it is located right in the middle of your face. It's pretty hard to miss! Don't you want people's first impression of you to be a positive one? They say you should always put your best foot forward, but the truth is, no one looks at your feet when they meet you. You need a beautiful, attractive nose if you want to make a great first impression.
Plus, the benefits of rhinoplasty from Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield include more than just increased self-esteem and self-confidence. A quality nose job can also help you breathe easier, sleep better and enjoy life more. In fact, many of our patients are amazed when they realize just how dramatic of an effect a new nose can have on their life.
If you are tired of looking at your misshapen or unattractive nose, make today the day you finally do something about it. Call Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC in Springfield to set up a consultation with Dr. Kimberley Rutherford for rhinoplasty today.
The Issues of a Deviated Septum
- Sinus infection
- Postnasal drip
- One-sided nasal congestion
- Difficulty breathing
What Can a Rhinoplasty Do?
- Treat a nose injury
- Repair deformity
- Improve breathing difficulties
What Are The Advantages of a Rhinoplasty?
Breathe a Sigh of Relief With Rhinoplasty
- Dry mouth
- Pressure and congestion in the nasal passages
- Disturbed sleep