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    Why You Should Get a Nose Job

    Why You Should Get a Nose Job

    Think About Your Nose for a Moment

    Do you need a nose job? For good or bad, it’s one of the first things people notice about your appearance since it sits right in the center of your face. Now follow that thought with this comforting fact: no one’s nose is perfect–even those Hollywood actresses with seemingly flawless features and nostrils have small imperfections.

    Noses get noticed. That’s why countless nose jobs (or rhinoplasty if we use the technical term) are performed each year. In Los Angeles, and we see the number of LA rhinoplasties growing. Part of the reason is the healthy lifestyle LA people live. All those mountain bike rides, rock climbing, baseball, football and soccer games take their toll on noses. When accidents happen, LA rhinoplasty procedures usually follow.

    But accidents aren’t the only reason for a nose job. There are good reasons for a rhinoplasty that are both medical and cosmetic. No matter the reason, Dr. Ronald Rosso performs countless nose jobs in Los Angeles each year. Let’s look at 3 reasons to get a nose job.

    Reason #1: Your Nose Is Repaired for Medical Reasons

    You’ve likely heard of a deviated septum. A deviated septum is the medical name for a condition where the center cartilage of the nose (the nasal septum) is off-center. A deviated septum creates difficulty breathing through the nose. Typically, the condition is more pronounced on one side of the nose and can sometimes result in sinusitis or sinus infections, snoring and other breathing issues.

    It is estimated that more than 80-percent of all nasal septums are off-center. When a doctor diagnoses a deviated septum, he or she will perform a septoplasty, which is the surgical correction of a deviated septum.

    Many people are born with a deviated septum. Others have experienced some sort of accident or trauma and the result is that the internal cartilage in their nose has shifted and prevents them from breathing easily.

    Dr. Rosso will diagnose your condition and perform a septoplasty that ultimately improves breathing. Even better for family members and sleeping partners, repairing a deviated septum typically results in less snoring. So those sleepless nights for the snorers and those who live in close proximity may quickly come to an end.

    Reason #2: Your Nose is Damaged in an Accident

    Los Angeles residents love to exercise. They love to get outside and push themselves to their limits. Some of us feel nearly invincible after climbing to the top of a mountain or pulling down a game-winning rebound. But gravity and blunt force trauma have a great way of bringing us back to earth and we often treat broken noses on patients who face-planted while skiing, climbing or mountain biking or took a nasty elbow to the face during a game.

    Car accidents are another likely culprit in creating broken noses. The good news is that if a broken nose is treated within two weeks of the accident, the results are very positive. Some patients consider their adjusted nose an improvement on the old one.

    As the team doctor for local high-school football and basketball teams, Dr. Rosso often treats players who suffer these types of accidents.

    Reason #3: You Choose a Nose Job for Cosmetic Reasons

    Your nose is one of your most prominent features. For good or bad. Some patients may have nose bumps they would like smoothed. Others may feel their nose is too big or too small. Still, others may have had a rhinoplasty in the past and are unhappy with the results. Whatever your reason for seeking a nose job, Dr. Rosso wants to help you feel good about your nose and your appearance.

    A good rhinoplasty can help raise your self-esteem. A bad nose can knock it down. We specialize in great rhinoplasties. Yet while a great nose job can help you feel more confident about your appearance, it can’t change deeper self-esteem issues. And we want to be sure you have realistic expectations about how a nose job will impact your life. So we will spend time with you discussing rhinoplasty options long before we ever operate.

    This article on Coveteur gives a very thorough patient’s perspective on this procedure.

    Get in touch with Dr. Rosso at Peninsula Plastic Surgery by calling 310.326.3636 today for a Rhinoplasty consultation.

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