Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery that can change and enhance the size, shape, and overall look of your nose. But aside from aesthetic improvements, did you know that this popular treatment can also improve your life? The nose is the most prominent feature of the face due to its central location. It is the first thing we notice when we look at another person’s face and if your nose has irregularities you wish to change, often, other people may notice them too. People generally think of a “nose job” (technically known as rhinoplasty surgery) as a common surgery to reshape your nose. However, they may be unaware of the functional improvements that can come along with this life-changing surgery.

The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ offers rhinoplasty surgery for New Jersey area men and women who desire aesthetic improvements to their noses. But nose reshaping is not just about improving your appearance, but your life and well-being as well. We have highlighted below 6 improvements that can be made with rhinoplasty surgery.

1. A better shaped nose

Perhaps your nose is too big, too wide, has a prominent bump on top, or you just simply do not like the shape of it. Maybe you suffered injuries to your nose that have never been repaired and have left your nose looking misshaped. The most common reason people consider rhinoplasty surgery is to correct these unwanted features and create an aesthetically appealing, natural look. During rhinoplasty, the nose can be altered to look smaller, smoother, and have a better overall shape.

2. Facial Harmony

In general, people are attracted to symmetrical things in life. A significant part of facial symmetry lies with the nose because if it is too large, too small, or crooked in shape, it can make the face appear asymmetrical. This may be distracting to some people but this can be fixed with nose surgery. Rhinoplasty can help balance out angles to highlight the natural contours of your facial profile. Rhinoplasty can also reduce nostril size which can also affect your overall facial symmetry. Sometimes patients visit our New Jersey area plastic surgery center asking for more shape and more size to even out their facial symmetry! The nose is just one part of your facial symmetry. Although nose reshaping is commonplace to start, many patients often decide to include additional procedures such as chin augmentation, in order to achieve their desired symmetry.

3. Improved Breathing Function

Rhinoplasty surgery, while it offers outstanding aesthetic outcomes, can also simultaneously improve the basic function of your nose. The nose is a vital part of the human respiratory system. Functional rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery procedure performed to address the function of the nose. Many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose are surprised to find that they also have a nose that is not functioning properly. They often live with breathing difficulties, which just become a part of everyday life. If you have difficulty breathing through one side of your nose, this is a problem that can be addressed with rhinoplasty.

4. Fewer Sinus Problems

The nasal and sinus passages inside the nose are tiny! So, even the smallest amount of inflammation can result in sinus problems. A sinus infection or “sinusitis”’ occurs when these passages become blocked and bacteria start to form in them. People will often develop chronic sinusitis and are treated with multiple rounds of antibiotics. Even if patients do not develop advanced sinusitis, they may still have sinus headaches caused by the pressure of the blocked passages. A rhinoplasty may help reduce the incidence of sinusitis by making corrections to the septum. When a patient has an off-centered septum, known as a deviated septum, corrective nose surgery will help remove these obstructions. Reduced sinus infections and dependence on antibiotics are a direct benefit to your health. This leads to less sick days and an overall improvement in quality of life.

5. Less Snoring

There are many causes of snoring. One of the most common culprits is when people only breathe through their mouth when sleeping. This may be due to their nose being obstructed and the human breathing system simply finding another way to take in oxygen. Rhinoplasty surgery is a delicate cosmetic procedure that lends itself to helping people breathe easier, which means a quieter night’s sleep. Many times, during a rhinoplasty procedure at our New Jersey plastic surgery center, septoplasty is performed at the same time. This is a technique that is used to correct a deviated septum. After a successful septoplasty, patients may find they now can breathe through their nose while they sleep by decreasing snoring from the mouth. A rhinoplasty is not a guarantee to stop your snoring, but this a great added benefit to those patients that find snoring relief from nose corrective surgery.

6. More Confidence

Has the size or shape of your nose been something that has always bothered you? The nose is the central focal point on a person’s face. It is no surprise then that rhinoplasty can have a dramatic effect on one’s self-esteem. More than anything, a successful rhinoplasty gives people a renewed feeling of self-confidence. For years leading up to their rhinoplasty procedure, many people feel anxious or helpless due to the appearance of their noses. They may incorrectly believe this problem is just “something they have to live with.” People may feel embarrassed by a prominent or misshapen nose and attempt to hide their nose when taking pictures. Rhinoplasty surgery can change the shape or size of your nose or nostrils to give you added confidence in your appearance. Mental health improvement is one of the most important benefits of corrective nose surgery.

If you are unhappy with how your nose looks and are experiencing functional problems that may exist due to a misshapen nose, we invite you to call the Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, NJ. Rhinoplasty can give you the softer, more symmetric nose you desire, and allow you to breathe easier both during the day with renewed confidence and at night while you are sleeping. Schedule your consult today with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and see why rhinoplasty is life-changing for New Jersey men and women.