Common Reasons For Having A Rhinoplasty

In any aesthetic composition, there is a single point that draws the eyes and defines how we evaluate the composition as a whole. Artists call this the focal point. The focal point may not be the first aspect you see in a painting, but it is the feature that your eyes subconsciously reference to determine symmetrical values.

 

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The same theory applies to the face and our idea of beauty. In this case, the nose provides the focal point. The size and shape of your nose define how other people perceive your eyes, mouth, chin and ears. If you examine before-and-after photos of patients who have had rhinoplasties (nose jobs), you’ll notice that their eyes or mouths appear more striking in the second photo.

When any procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons, it is undoubtedly artistic in nature, and Dr. John P. Freeman prides himself on combining the surgical technique of a facial plastic surgeon with the keen eye for detail and aesthetic sense of an artist.

He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). To learn more about rhinoplasty or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

1. For Medical Reasons

One of the principal reasons that people schedule rhinoplasties is to correct a deviated septum. This condition is characterized by a curve or abnormality in the nose’s cartilage. Although most people’s cartilage is slightly off-center, those diagnosed with a deviated septum have a pronounced curve that leads to some unpleasant side effects.

For instance, people who suffer from the condition often have chronic sinus infections and may have trouble breathing. Also, sufferers may snore more because of the difficulty breathing.

2. For Cosmetic Reasons

Beauty is interesting. You never hear anyone swooning over a person’s nose, but at the same time, society tends to consider smaller, upturned noses much more attractive. As such, it’s no surprise that rhinoplasties were the second most popular procedure in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Rhinoplasties can flatten a bump in the nose, change the shape of the tip, change the size of the bridge or alter the appearance of the nostrils.

3. For Both Cosmetic And Medical Reasons

Yahoo News reports that Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice recently described her reasons for having a rhinoplasty. She related that she has wanted the procedure since an accident when she was young damaged the shape of her nose. She had trouble breathing and was very self-conscious of the odd shape, prompting her to have the procedure.

If you are considering a rhinoplasty, visit us to talk about the procedure in greater depth. Dr. Freeman makes time to consult with prospective patients and determine if a rhinoplasty is the right facial plastic surgery in Houston. To schedule a consultation, Call At 281-599-9445 Today!