When to Consider Rhinoplasty

The nose is one of the most defining aspects of your face. Because it is situated at the center of your face, your nose is normally the focus of attention. Everyone’s nose is unique, but some are more pronounced than others. In addition to being a potential source of embarrassment, problems with the structure of the nose can cause several medical conditions, including difficulty breathing. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can be performed for various medical and cosmetic reasons. This popular surgical procedure can correct breathing problems and birth defects as well as imperfections caused by injuries. It can also be performed to reshape the nose for people who are unhappy with their appearance. You should consult with our office if you are considering rhinoplasty for any of the following reasons.

Rhinoplasty to Correct a Medical Condition

Rhinoplasty can be performed to correct a deviated septum, a condition in which the cartilage separating the nostrils is off-center. The problem can occur while the child is developing in the womb or during the delivery process. The septum can also shift because of an injury. This condition makes it difficult to breathe and increases the risk of sinus infections. Nose surgery is often recommended to treat nasal collapse, nasal polyps and sleep apnea.

Accident or Injury

You may have experienced an accident or injury to your nose that did not heal properly. In cases like these, rhinoplasty may be required to restore the appearance and functionality of your nose. Reconstructive rhinoplasty can help you breathe better while also improving your appearance. While the severity of the injury and any subsequent complications will determine the outcome of the surgery, rhinoplasty usually produces great results.

Rhinoplasty for Cosmetic Improvement

You may also be considering rhinoplasty to correct noticeable imperfections or improve the balance or symmetry of your face. If your nose does not fit your face, it can be a distraction. The surgery can make your nose appear larger, smaller or straighter. The procedure can also sculpt your nose so that it fits and complements the rest of your facial features. Improving your appearance can boost your self-esteem and increase your quality of life. Dr. Perry offers both open and closed rhinoplasty procedures. During your consultation, we can help you decide which method would be best for you.

If you are having nose, sinus and breathing problems or are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, contact the office of Dr. Wendell Perry to learn more about rhinoplasty. After a thorough medical examination, we will customize a plan to help you achieve your goals. Located in Miramar, we help patients in theAlexandria – Woodbridge, VA & Rockville, MD and surrounding areas reach their aesthetic goals every day. Call our office today to schedule your consultation!