Your nose is a very prominent feature on your face, and if you are not happy with the way it looks, it can impact your overall self-esteem. In addition, sometimes there are structural issues (whether naturally occurring or the result of trauma or injury) that can affect not just how your nose looks but how it functions as well, in terms of breathing. Rhinoplasty, also commonly referred to as a nose job, is a popular approach to addressing these issues.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is used to reshape the nose and correct structural or aesthetic concerns. Many Beverly Hills patients seek nose jobs as a way to enhance their natural beauty and quality of life. However, it is important to maintain realistic expectations and to come to your consultation armed with any questions you may have for your facial plastic surgeon.

If you are not sure where to start or what to ask, Eos Rejuvenation has compiled some key questions to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue rhinoplasty:

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Trauma can alter the appearance of your nose. If you broke your nose and it was not set properly, there may be a noticeable bump, or your nose could be crooked. It may also impact how well you are able to breathe.Rhinoplasty may be able to correct some of these issues and restore your nose to closer to how it looked pre-injury, or create an improved version.

By altering the structure, it can allow air to flow more easily and naturally through your nostrils and up to your sinuses. You may be able to breathe more comfortably and reduce the risk of chronic sinus problems.

Some sinus issues are due to allergies, but others can stem from structural abnormalities. Allergies can cause your nasal passages to become inflamed, which can limit the amount of air getting through. This can also occur if you naturally have narrow nasal passages because of how your nose developed. As a result, you may feel congested and have a harder time breathing. A nose job can widen these passages creating improved airflow.

Another common cause of sinus problems is a deviated septum. There is a strip of cartilage that separates the two sides of your nose. When you have a deviated septum, this cartilage is off-center, and more air passes through one side of your nose than the other. Septoplasty is performed to properly position the nasal septum, but it may be combined with rhinoplasty to straighten the nose as well.

A cleft lip or palate are conditions that are present at birth. Because the lip is not fully formed, it often affects the structure and appearance of the nose. Many children undergo surgery when they are very young to correct these abnormalities. Cleft rhinoplasty is performed at the same time to create as natural-looking of a nose as possible.

As children continue to grow and develop, their noses may change as well. What was once a natural and symmetric nose when they were a child might appear uneven or abnormal as an adult. They may require additional surgery when they are older to touch up their nose and refine the size, shape, and overall appearance.

Some people feel that their nose is disproportionately large compared to the rest of their face. If you have a broad nose, it can stand out more prominently. A nose job can slim down the appearance of your nose by adjusting the bone structure and removing excess cartilage. Your nose may become sleeker and blend more naturally with your other features. In addition, the size of your nostrils may also be made smaller, so they are proportional to your new nose.

When you look at your nose in profile, you may notice that the bridge protrudes out with a noticeable bump. Many people turn to rhinoplasty for a smoother contour. Surgery can remove excess bone and reshape your nose so that there is a gradual slope that is not too convex. It creates an aesthetically pleasing line from your forehead down to the tip of your nose.

A hump on your nose may be due to genetics and your individual anatomy, or it could develop later as the result of an injury. In either case, under the care of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, it can be corrected.

Looking at your nose head-on, it may be skewed to one side or appear slightly crooked. In some instances, this is very noticeable, while in others, it may be more perceptible to you than others. Your nose may have always been slightly off, or it could have changed shape due to nasal trauma or a break in the bone. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, a nose job is one option for creating a more appealing aesthetic.

Surgery can straighten out your nose and resolve any unnatural curves or odd angles that are present. You can feel more confident about the way you look without worrying that people are focused on the alignment of your nose instead of on you.

You may not have any concerns about the size of your nose or how straight it is, but rather how the tip is angled. Some noses curve slightly up, while others point down. Rhinoplasty can adjust the tip of your nose to a more neutral position. The cartilage can be reshaped so that the end of your nose is gently rounded.

This can also help individuals who feel self-conscious about how noticeable their nostrils are. When the tip of the nose curves upward, the nostrils can appear larger and more prominent. They often blend in more once the nose is turned slightly downward.

There can be several reasons for having asymmetrical nostrils. For one, you may have simply been born that way. The size of your nostrils may have also shifted due to a deviated septum or previous rhinoplasty. In any case, this slight imperfection may frustrate you every time you look in the mirror.

The good news is that it can be corrected. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon can narrow your nostrils and even them out. This can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your nose by creating greater symmetry and balance. Even a slight change can make a noticeable difference.