According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic procedures are on the rise, surgical and especially minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures. Interestingly, with the increase in these enhancement procedures, there has also been a decrease in “nose jobs,” or rhinoplasty, for the standard “perfect” nose. What has been happening in this area is a rise in reverse rhinoplasty.
Going Back to Natural
Some individuals who opted for smaller, thinner-looking noses in their teen or young adult years have now changed their minds. As the years roll on, they find they appreciate the natural shape of their nose. Some opt for a surgical return to the original look. Others find the effective, albeit temporary, contouring provided by dermal fillers to be sufficient.
The non-surgical option produces a natural look with no downtime. In fact, the injections are considerably less painful than a rhinoplasty, and some patients feel no discomfort at the injection site. Bruising is kept to a minimum, and many patients return to work after completing the procedure.
While many nose jobs are for cosmetic enhancement, there are medical reasons for having rhinoplasty also. If you are having difficulty breathing through your nose due to nasal obstruction, you may want to consider rhinoplasty. Nasal obstruction can interfere with several areas of your life. It can make sleeping difficult by contributing to sleep apnea and/or snoring. It can also make exercising challenging.
Less invasive treatments may be recommended to begin with. These may include nasal sprays or, for sleep apnea, treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or dental appliance. Rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is considered an elective and usually not covered by insurance; however, when it is recommended for medical reasons, it is generally covered.
Some medical reasons for rhinoplasty include:
- Deviated septum
- Injury to the nose
- Repair of a birth deformity, such as cleft lip or cleft palate
- Improve breathing through the nose
- Sinus problems
When considering rhinoplasty for medical or cosmetic reasons, it is important to seek a well-qualified plastic surgeon with expertise and experience in this area.
Dr. Maurice Khosh is known for his personal care and outstanding results with a variety of cosmetic and facial reconstructive surgeries and procedures. Contact his office today to schedule an appointment for consultation.