5 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Functional Rhinoplasty

December 6th, 2016 | Face - Surgical, Sinus

Functional Rhinoplasty: Considering getting a nose job to improve your breathing difficulties or correct deformities? MHS will be happy to guide you in this process. Aside from getting in-depth details about functional rhinoplasty, which you will receive during your consultation, here are some interesting facts about this procedure:

  • Rhinoplasty has been around for thousands of years

The first nose job ever performed was more than 2,000 years ago. Yes, that’s how old it is. This was discovered when an ancient medical book was found in India that described the techniques being used in nose surgeries today.

So if you’re a bit hesitant to have a functional rhinoplasty done, just think about how old this procedure is. If such surgeries were being done in the past with no advanced medical technology to back up those ancient doctors, then you can feel assured that the chances of a successful nose job today are pretty good.

  • Function outweighs looks, but only a little

Even though the main objective of a functional rhinoplasty is to correct a broken nose or improve breathing problems, there is a chance that you will notice slight, tiny bumps or uneven nostrils after getting a functional rhinoplasty, but a highly skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Boutros, can give you a result that’s close to perfection.

  • There may be limits when it comes to reshaping the nose.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries to perform, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As you consult with Dr. Boutros, he will assess your health as well as your facial features to make sure that your nose will blend well with your face. Of course, you can show him pictures of the kind of nose you want but he will provide with detailed information so you can make a well-informed decision with regards to your nose.

  • A nose job is one of the most commonly performed surgeries.

Rhinoplasty, whether for functional or cosmetic purposes, is one of the most performed plastic surgeries. So getting a nose job is not something that you should be ashamed or afraid of, especially if the reasons are to improve breathing problems, correct birth defects or correct the nose after an injury.

  • The best seasons to have a functional rhinoplasty are fall and winter.

While you can have a nose job any time of the year, the best times to get it are in the cold months. That’s because post-surgery wounds heal faster and better in cold weather. And with winter around the corner, you can plan for fewer days of recovery time.

If you want to know more about functional rhinoplasty, its benefits and the procedure, call My Houston Surgeons center today and one of our experienced surgeons will be happy to talk with you.