If you’ve ever considered rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose reshaping), then you probably already know the benefits: increased self-esteem and confidence. You’ll feel more like yourself when you have a nose you’re actually proud of. But a boost in your overall confidence isn’t the only reason to consider rhinoplasty. There are several other benefits you can take advantage of by choosing this popular procedure. Let’s take a look at some of the unexpected perks of rhinoplasty.

Better Breathing

Many people undergo rhinoplasty surgery to address breathing issues, a procedure which is known as functional rhinoplasty. While cosmetic rhinoplasty is just that – cosmetic – you may be surprised to find that you start breathing better once you’ve healed from surgery. Most people have at least some deviation in the septum, which is a crookedness in the “wall” separating the nasal passages. And this can cause some airflow issues. You may not feel like you have any problems breathing, but rhinoplasty could enhance your overall nasal function and quality of life. You could sleep better and have more energy during the day to focus on work and other activities. You might even snore less, something anyone you share a room with will appreciate!

Improved Facial Balance and Aesthetics

When you fix your nose, you’re not just fixing the nose. In fact, you’re enhancing your entire face. The nose is the dominant feature of the face. As such, it influences the appearance of all the features surrounding it. You may have noticed that many before-and-after photos of rhinoplasty patients look radically different. This is due to the effect of rhinoplasty on facial balance, aesthetics, and symmetry. It sometimes takes patients some time to fully get used to their new look. Most people, however, are absolutely thrilled with the results once they have fully healed.

Enhanced First Impressions

If you’re looking for something to help boost your career, rhinoplasty surgery might not be your first thought. It’s true that rhinoplasty won’t land you a coveted promotion or bring in new clients on its own. But there can be career benefits to undergoing rhinoplasty, or even social benefits if you’re dating.

The confidence boost you could gain from rhinoplasty can make that all-important first impression go a little bit more smoothly. You’ll hold yourself with more confidence, a factor that can make or break a first meeting. Whether you’re getting leads at a networking event or meeting someone new for a first date, the confidence rhinoplasty can give you could be just what you need to improve your first—and subsequent—impressions.

Looking Younger

Rhinoplasty patients have some of the most diverse demographics of any plastic surgery procedure due to the surgery’s versatility. Young patients may not worry about looking younger, but there’s a benefit to many older patients who seek nose reshaping surgery: a more youthful appearance. Rhinoplasty won’t knock off as many years as a facelift, but it can make you look a few years younger, especially if you’re having a nasal hump removed. This is a great side benefit to an already powerful procedure.

Changes in Voice

This can either be a benefit or a disadvantage, depending on the patient. Rhinoplasty, due to the positive effect it can have on breathing, can sometimes cause changes in a patient’s voice. For most people, this is a benefit. You’ll sound clearer with a less nasal tone. But for patients who already use their voices successfully in a professional or hobby context (singers, voiceover actors, stage/film actors, radio announcers), this can be detrimental. It’s important to discuss your concerns fully before you move forward with any plastic surgery procedure.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure. Only the best facial plastic surgeons have the skills to ensure each patient has a beautiful, customized result. You can minimize your risks for complications and maximize your chances for incredible results by choosing the right surgeon.

First, look for an experienced surgeon who is board certified in facial plastic surgery and/or otolaryngology. Take a look at some examples of their work. Make sure you like what you see before you schedule a consultation. Use that consultation time to get to know the surgeon and ask questions. You want to be totally comfortable with your choice, so you may want to consult with a few surgeons before you make a decision.

If you’re looking for a true expert in the Austin area, Dr. Edward Buckingham is known for his beautiful, natural rhinoplasty results that suit each individual patient’s facial features. Dr. Buckingham is double board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. He has many years of experience in giving patients results they love. For more information about rhinoplasty at Buckingham Center in Austin, TX, call 512-401-2500 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Buckingham.

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