What is the purpose of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)?
Nose is the most eye catching organ on the face in aesthetic terms. A proper nose creates a natural balance and harmony on the face. Any external irregularity, blemishes the general look of the face, draws unnecessary negative attention and steals the role of other parts of the face. The main purpose of a nose job is to create a well balanced, smooth nose that is in harmony with the face in aesthetic and functional terms.
Before the surgery, patient and surgeon should discuss and clarify their expectations. Patient and surgeon should work on digital photos taken from different perspectives and determine the desirable form. Sometimes patients want to go under nose job with expectations that are impossible to fulfill. For example a patient may want a very crooked and bad looking nose to be turned into a perfect nose with a nose job or a patient may request his nose to be reduced extremely.
Experienced and competent surgeons avoid performing surgery on patients with requests that are impossible. The crucial objective to keep in mind in rhinoplasty is to protect nose functions and replace losses. Pathologies like deviated nasal septum, extreme enlargement of concha (concha bullosa), nasal polyposis, and chronic sinusitis detected at detailed nose examinations before surgery should be treated during the same procedure, ensuring that patient has a nose that is both functional and that appears natural.
People get rhinoplasty to repair their nose after an injury, to correct breathing problems or a birth defect, or because they’re unhappy with the appearance of their nose.
If your rhinoplasty is being done to improve your appearance rather than your health, you should wait until your nasal bone is fully grown. For girls, this is about age 15. Boys might still be growing until they’re a bit older. However, if you’re getting surgery because of a breathing impairment, rhinoplasty can be performed at a younger age.
Why the Procedure of nose job rhinoplasty is Performed ?
- Reduce or increase the size of the nose
- Change the shape of the tip or the nasal bridge
- Narrow the opening of the nostrils
- Change the angle between the nose and the upper lip
- Correct a birth defect or injury
- Help relieve some breathing problems
- Obstructed nasal breathing (functional)
- Nasal injury (trauma) causing unsatisfactory breathing
- Nasal birth defect impairing function
- Acquired deformity due to trauma, tumor or infection
- Narrowing, collapse or stenosis of the nasal valves (nostrils)
Nose surgery is considered elective when it is done for cosmetic reasons. In these cases, the purpose is to change the shape of the nose to one that the person finds more desirable. Many surgeons prefer to perform cosmetic nose surgery after the nasal bone has finished growing. This is around age 14 or 15 for girls and a bit later for boys.