You already know that your nose is a very important and hardworking body part. It allows you to breathe, smell, and filter air. It greatly affects your appearance, and has a complex and intricate structure. Did you know, however, about the different ways your nose can be damaged?
The most obvious signs of nasal damage are those caused by trauma. Falling, getting into a fight, a car accident, or other incident can cause damage, even breakage to your nose. Unfortunately, trauma often leaves people with compromised function and an undesirable nasal appearance. Rhinoplasty can typically improve crookedness and other imperfections caused by trauma.
Past or current snorted drug use can thin the cartilage in the nose, sometimes resulting in a hole in the septum. Of course, drug use is not healthy for any part of the body, but it can cause major problems in the nose. A rhinoplasty can sometimes resolve these issues.
The membranes in your nose can become irritated if they are too dry. A little humidity in the air can help keep your nose healthy and functioning properly. You might find you’re sleeping and breathing better if you add a humidifier to your room. Prone to nosebleeds? Giving your nose the moisture it needs can also help prevent nosebleeds. Nasal sprays can irritate and dry your nose out–make sure not to overuse them.
If you’re interested in rhinoplasty, make sure to select an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure. A rhinoplasty produces scarring in the nose, and cartilage shifts will change its internal structure. In inexperienced hands, a rhinoplasty can cause structural and breathing issues, which must be resolved with a second surgery. Make sure to do your homework when selecting a surgeon!
If you have a damaged nose, or would like a cosmetic rhinoplasty, Dr. Robert Mounsey can help. As a double board-certified rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Mounsey has seen it all and he takes a highly customized approach to each patient’s case. For more information, contact Dr. Mounsey at Revesse (416.438.2499) in Toronto to set up your rhinoplasty consultation.