If you love the look of your nose -- the angle, shape, slope and profile -- you may think that rhinoplasty is not for you. However, in addition to cosmetic reasons, there are several reasons why a nose job might be medically necessary. While you may not want to change your look, getting a medically-necessary nose job may actually change your life. If you have difficulty breathing or if you suffer from chronic sinus infections and/or migraines, you may need a nose job to improve the quality of your life. Following are three surprising reasons why rhinoplasty might be in your future.
Some people are born with a deformity of the cartilage in the nose called a deviated septum. A deviated septum may also be caused by some sort of traumatic injury to the face and nose. Basically, having a deviated septum means that the cartilage in your nose is uneven or misaligned. This can cause a host of problems, but the most common problem associated with this type of deformity is difficulty breathing. This is due to the fact that one nostril is smaller than the other because of the misalignment. In severe cases, one nostril might be closed off completely.
If you have a deviated septum or other structural abnormality of the nose, your sinuses might not be able to drain properly, which can lead to recurrent sinus infections and pain. If you have chronic sinus infections, it's a good idea to see an ear, nose and throat doctor to check for any physical malformations that might be causing your issues. These issues can often be fixed quite simply with an out-patient rhinoplasty procedure that removes any obstructions found in the nose and nasal passages.
Scar tissue, a deviated septum, blockages and other nasal issues can cause intense, chronic headaches and migraines. If you suffer from headaches and tenderness around the nose and eyes, you may have a deformity in your nose that's causing your frequent pain. If you can find no other cause for your headaches, you may wish to see an otolaryngologist to see if a nose job could alleviate your pain.
There are many non-cosmetic reasons why you might want to consider getting a nose job. If you suffer from any of these chronic nasal problems or if you are a heavy snorer, you might want to talk to your doctor to see if rhinoplasty is for you.
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