20 Nov

3 Common Medical Reasons for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Most people think that nose jobs are purely a cosmetic procedure, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the reasons that rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure is that a nose job can be done to correct medical conditions or injuries to the nose. Here are three common medical reasons to get a nose job.

Nose injury

The nose is actually not easily broken. Most of the nose is cartilage that typically heals fine on its own, but the bridge of the nose, while somewhat protected and still strong, can easily be broken with the right amount and angle of pressure. If ignored, these injuries will heal improperly and could cause problems with snoring and other symptoms.

Birth defects

There are a lot of birth defects that can be corrected with rhinoplasty. A deviated septum is a congenital defect that is quite common. In severe cases, it can even prevent the patient from being able to taste food as their sense of smell is completely cut off. These birth defects are usually apparent during childhood, but they often can’t be corrected until adulthood.

Stopping snoring

Even if you don’t feel as though your deviated septum or odd nose shape is uncomfortable or unattractive, you still might want to look at surgery as an option to stop snoring forever. Most snoring is caused by a defect in the nose that, once fixed, allows you to breathe normally and sleep without your partner thinking they’re in an air raid.

The state of Florida has reopened for cosmetic procedures as of the end of September, but many people are still trying to avoid elective medical care. But if you have a medical reason for a nose job, you shouldn’t put off treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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