Rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes the nose and improves its balance with the rest of the facial features. For many people, rhinoplasty is a life-changing experience. Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter of Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery would know; she is a talented rhinoplasty surgeon that has seen first-hand the incredible ways her patients’ lives improve after the operation.
If you are weighing the pros and cons of rhinoplasty, Dr. Porter has information that might help you as you make your decision. Here, she shares the most common ways peoples’ lives change after rhinoplasty.
Positive Improvement in Appearance
The most obvious effect of rhinoplasty is positive improvement in the nose’s appearance. Even the slightest cosmetic tweak and subtle results can bring your nose into greater harmony with the rest of your facial features. With a more elegant nose, your entire face can look more proportional and defined — for some people, the face even looks thinner!
A physical change can prompt a psychological change, too, especially for people that once suffered teasing and bullying about their appearance. Children and teenagers can be cruel toward one another about physical features (including the nose). If your nose was the subject of ridicule during your childhood or adolescence, you might feel much better mentally after having it fixed.
With a nose you love, you won’t be critical of the way you look in pictures, nor tempted to Photoshop your face. You might actually feel inclined to take more pictures of yourself!
Unimpeded Breathing Function
Another important and life-altering benefit of rhinoplasty is the fact that making physical changes to the nasal structures can correct the flow of air. Some people know going into rhinoplasty that an anatomical abnormality in their nose affects their breathing function. Others don’t realize that their breathing has been affected until after surgery, when their nasal passages are opened and it becomes much easier to breathe through the nose. Some people are delighted to find that they sleep much better with improved breathing function after rhinoplasty.
For many people, physical appearance correlates with self-confidence. Rhinoplasty can help eliminate lifelong insecurities for improved self-confidence. With better self-confidence, you can look people in the eye when they speak to you. You can attract the people you want, pursue new opportunities and engage socially in a way you never did before.
Speak with Dr. Porter about Rhinoplasty
To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it might change your life, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Porter. Call Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery at (301) 652-8191 to make your appointment today.