Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty
We all strive to be our best selves. Whether it’s about our looks, overall physical appearance or mental health, we do our best to stay healthy and happy. However and at times staying healthy can be challenging and tedious. One such thing that adds additional stress could be airway control and breathing issues and/or the overall dissatisfaction with the nose. Luckily, there are ways to make things easier via cosmetic surgery which can not only improve our physical health but can help in being happier with physical appearance.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty or simply nose job, is a surgery that changes the shape of one’s nose. The nose has an upper and lower portion. The upper portion is a bone, while the lower part is only cartilage. Rhinoplasty can take care of both parts, it can change the bone, cartilage, skin or all three at the same time. People who decide to change their noses usually explore rhinoplasty with a plastic surgeon, specifically if this is the most appropriate surgery for them. The surgeon will need to take several factors into consideration, such as, your current health status, facial features, the skin formation (on and around the nose) before advising if rhinoplasty is the surgery for you. Another element that surgeons consider, is of course, your needs and wants; how would your nose to look.
There is a lot of stigma around this procedure, specifically people believing that most undergo this procedure only to change the appearance of the nose. However, rhinoplasty is not only about physical appearance, but is linked and in some cases it is crucial to improving breathing and airway control for people who struggle with certain bronchial and airway issues.
Physical Health Benefits
Our noses are an essential part of the respirator systems. Together with our mouths, the nose enables oxygen to enter our body and carbon dioxide to get out through exhaling. Some people have narrow nostrils, some have been in an accident or suffered an injury that has flattened or changed the shape of their nose, thus causing breathing difficulties, as the essential part has been obstructed. Such obstruction can prevent a person from breathing in enough oxygen into the lungs or completely prevent them from enjoying certain physical activities. Luckily, rhinoplasty, which is a simple procedure, can change that and significantly improve people’s lives.
Reduced snoring and prevention of sleep apnea
Snoring is a common problem that keeps millions of people around the world awake at night. However, this isn’t just an annoying condition, but it is a serious symptom of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This means that the airway is blocked by relaxed soft tissue at the back of the throat while a person is asleep. This is more exposed for overweight people, but is not limited to just one group of people.
With rhinoplasty that problem can be fixed. This procedure can remove any obstructions in an airway providing your nose with more breathing capacity and helping you reduce snoring and symptoms of sleep apnea, preventing it from escalating.
Everyone can benefit from better and more quality sleep. However, you can lack quality sleep due to breathing difficulties. Even though we are not aware of our unconscious breathing, it can be interrupted when the airway is blocked due to snoring, sleep apnea, allergies, colds and even flattened nose. And when our sleep quality is poor, over a prolonged period of time, it can lead to various health problems, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
In order to make sure your sleep is of great quality you need to have the maximum capacity for breathing. When your airway is clear, you are more likely to improve sleep quality and in turn reduce the risks of future health issues.
Helps with sinus problems
Problems with sinuses are another major issue and one that is becoming common. Sinus issues occur when those empty spaces behind the bones in your face, around the nose, forehead and upper cheeks get blocked. This can build up pressure in your sinuses and can be painful and cause various problems. Bacteria becomes trapped in these passages and can cause serious infections. Rhinoplasty helps unblock those spaces and restructure them to help with improved breathing and lessen the risks of infections.
Emotional Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty brings plenty of health benefits, but it can also help you emotionally and psychologically. Rhinoplasty can impact many aspects of our lives and lead to improvement in self-confidence and can prevent low self esteem and potentially decrease the risk of body dysphoria. Rhinoplasty, although can provide an emotional boost, is not to end all and be all for some people who experience exacerbated body dysphoria issues, and should seek additional support through other health and community support.
With this nose procedure you can begin to improve your mental health. It can change how you look at yourself especially if there is a lot of negativity associated with your nose. Also, with this procedure, you can see a great deal of improvement in your self-confidence and self-esteem. Once you feel good about how you look, the good feelings will flow through.
And with that boost of confidence, you can even achieve more things in life. If you have gained that new confidence you can start to improve at your workplace, being encouraged to take on more risks and show off your skills more. Rhinoplasty can help to decrease school bullying, especially in the prepubescent years where a lot of teens have reported experiencing bullying linked to their physical appearance and lack of confidence.
Cosmetic surgery exists for a reason. Rhinoplasty too has many reasons to be part of our lives, especially if our health is compromised. As you can see, this procedure can improve quality of life, both physically and mentally, and you can always seek help and find a surgeon that is able to help with the issues you are experiencing. Keep in mind that rhinoplasty is not a fix for all of your problems. Instead, consider it a tool to improve quality of life and prevent health issues.