It’s not all about aesthetics. This popular phrase carries a large dose of reality. In our sector, cosmetic surgery, we are aware that most people think that the surgeries we perform are simply for the sake of a patient’s beauty. However, this is not always the case. Without going any further, our speciality, rhinoplasty, i.e. nose surgery, is an intervention that not only seeks to improve facial aesthetics, but also serves to achieve notable functional and mental improvements.
We are aware that many people associate this surgery with purely aesthetic reasons, but the reality is that rhinoplasty can be an effective solution for respiratory and self-esteem problems.
In this article, we will explore how rhinoplasty can contribute to improved breathing or mental health and highlight the importance of considering rhinoplasty not just for the sake of looking better.
Rhinoplasty beyond aesthetics
Rhinoplasty can be used to improve a patient’s breathing or to correct self-esteem issues that can lead to serious mental health problems. Some of the non-aesthetic reasons for nose surgery include:
- Correction of nasal septal deviations: A deviated nasal septum can make normal breathing difficult. Rhinoplasty can correct these deviations, facilitating the passage of air and significantly improving breathing capacity.
- Reduce the size of nasal turbinates: Swollen or enlarged nasal turbinates can obstruct the airway and affect breathing. Rhinoplasty can address this problem by reducing the size of the turbinates, allowing freer and more efficient breathing.
- Open the nostrils: By adjusting the shape and structure of the nostrils during rhinoplasty, a wider opening can be achieved. This facilitates airflow and improves oxygen ingress and egress, benefiting the quality of breathing.
- Improves self-esteem: To find out how rhinoplasty can help you improve your self-esteem, we recommend you read this blog article.
It is important to understand that breathing problems not only affect quality of life, but can also have implications for general health. Rhinoplasty can address these concerns and improve respiratory function.
Each person is unique, and the reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty may vary. A personalised approach with a specialised surgeon can address both aesthetic and functional concerns, achieving balanced and satisfying results.
Functional rhinoplasty results
Recovery after rhinoplasty can vary, but in general, expect continued improvement in respiratory function as swelling is reduced and healing occurs. It is essential to follow postoperative instructions to maximise results.
As the healing process progresses, patients will notice a significant improvement in the quality of their breathing. The functional benefits of rhinoplasty are often long-lasting, providing an effective solution to previous breathing problems.
In conclusion, rhinoplasty is not limited to improving facial aesthetics; it can also be an effective solution to self-esteem, respiratory and functional problems. The importance of considering these interventions beyond aesthetics lies in the significant benefits they can bring to quality of life and overall health.
If you are considering rhinoplasty, be sure to seek the guidance of a specialised and personalised surgeon to achieve results that improve both your appearance and your respiratory function. In Valladolid, you have one of the best specialists in rhinoplasty and ultrasonic rhinoplasty, Dr. Álvaro Pérez Villar. If you don’t know him yet, find out more.