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How Rhinoplasty Can Improve Breathing and Alter your Appearance

As one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the world, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) is not only performed for cosmetic purposes but also for a healthy functional life change.

For some people, the natural shaping of their nose may hinder or impair their breathing. Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a "nose job," is the best cosmetic procedure to correct nasal obstruction to improve the way someone breathes. By reconstructing the nose, air passageways can be opened for better inhalation and exhalation. Rhinoplasty is also an efficient option for those who are self-conscious about the size or shape of the nose. This surgery can reduce or reconstruct the nose so that it is better balanced with the patient's facial structure. By doing so, many rhinoplasty patients are happier and more confident with their final results.

For those who suffer from impaired breathing or congestion due to their natural nasal construction, rhinoplasty is the best procedure to restructure and vastly improve the patient's nose function. With nasal valve repair, top plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah can straighten the nose's bone and cartilage that make up the divide inside the nose. This divide between the nares is called the “septum.” When a deviated septum is realigned and opened up, the patient can experience great improvement in their breathing. Rhinoplasty also can strengthen the inside of the nose, including the walls, so that the patient's congestion is reduced.

Rhinoplasty is the best cosmetic procedure to change the external structure of the nose for a more balanced appearance in the face. Depending on your personal needs, Dr. Shah can remove bone from the bridge of the nose, narrow or refine the tip of the nose, lengthen or reduce the size of the overall nose, narrow or widen the nose, or straighten the nose so that it is naturally lined up with the patient's face. For patients who desire improvement in the appearance and function of their nose, Dr. Shah can complete both at the same time.

Whether it is functional or cosmetic rhinoplasty, patients can experience a better quality of life. At your initial consultation, top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah can help you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you. If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and live in the Columbus or Dublin, Ohio areas, call the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery at (614) 482-2123 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you.