Treat Nasal Deformities with Nose Surgery in Austin
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping or nose surgery, can be cosmetic or functional. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is done to improve the patient’s appearance, while functional rhinoplasty is done to correct structural defects that impair the patient’s ability to breathe through the nose. The two types can overlap in some cases. For example, correcting a deviated septum can both improve the patient’s breathing and the appearance of their nose. If you are dealing with some type of nasal deformity, consider nose surgery performed by our expert surgeon in Austin.
What are Nose Deformities?
A nasal deformity may include a deviated septum, a nasal fracture, sinusitis or frequent nosebleeds. One other type of nose deformity is characterized by a concave bridge that looks like a saddle when seen from the side. It is caused by collapsed cartilage along the bridge and can impair breathing. While this type of nose deformity can be caused by diseases like syphilis or relapsing polychondritis, it is most often caused by an injury that fractured the nose. It can also be caused by a botched surgery.
There are other nose deformities that show themselves as birth defects that can occur separately or together. They may be caused by the failure of facial tissue to properly join, and they can range in severity. These deformities can affect the alignment of the nose so it appears to be askew. Many patients will also have a deviated septum.
The Many Benefits of Nose Surgery
Several different techniques and technologies can be used to make a patient’s nose look more proportionate and normal. This is important because the nose is one of the first things that people notice when they look at you. If there is something off with the appearance or functionality of your nose, it can negatively affect many different aspects of your life. The reverse is true as well. When your nose is in harmony with the rest of your facial features and you are breathing normally with no issues, this will positively affect your life in several ways. You’ll look and feel better, enjoying more self-confidence and a better quality of life overall.
If you are ready to experience the benefits of nose surgery for yourself, set up a consultation visit at the office of Dr. Daniel J. Leeman in Austin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about rhinoplasty!