Rhinoplasty or commonly known as nose job can enhance your features as well as combat nasal problems
4 June 2018| Last updated on 5 June 2018
They say that the beauty is merely symmetry and not many of us are lucky enough to proudly show-off their perfectly symmetric face. Even the most symmetric face features, obviously, have a more serious purpose, than to make us beautiful.
We see the world with our eyes, we chew food with our mouth, and lips are there to keep them shut. We hear the world’s gossip with our ears, be them loopy or not. When the primary purpose of any face or body feature is impaired, aesthetics falls in the second place.
However, this doesn’t mean that if you undergo a difficult nose surgery to improve your breathing, you cannot improve the aesthetics of your nose. The trick is to find the doctor who is an expert in both – solving complicated nasal obstructions and reshaping the nose.
Nose breathing is an important factor of good health
You may not realize that you are breathing through your mouth instead of your nose, especially while you sleep.
People who breathe through the mouth at night may have the following symptoms:
- Dry mouth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Waking up tired and
- Irritable chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Dark circles under eyes
The importance of your nose often goes unnoticed — until you have a bad cold. A stuffed-up nose can reduce your quality of life. It can also affect your ability to sleep well and function in general.
The nose produces nitric oxide, which improves the lungs’ ability to absorb oxygen. Nitric oxide increases the ability to transport oxygen throughout the body, including inside the heart. It relaxes vascular smooth muscle and allows blood vessels to dilate. Nitric oxide is also antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antibacterial. It helps the immune system to fight infections
The nose acts as a filter and retains small particles in the air, including pollen. It adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness in the lungs and bronchial tubes. The nose warms up cold air to body temperature before it gets to your lung. Nose breathing adds resistance to the air stream. This increases oxygen uptake by maintaining elasticity of the lungs.
Do nasal obstruction conditions require a nose job?
Well, yes and no. In everyday communication we are referring to nose reshaping as “a nose job,” but every surgical intervention is a nose job, in a way. However, some forms of nasal obstructions are temporary and require different medical attention. For example, seasonal flu and cold can cause a form of temporary nasal obstruction. Acute and chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, irritations caused by chemical and environmental irritants can diminish our ability to breathe freely through our nose.
On the other hand, nasal obstruction is also caused by various anatomic deviations and conditions. Some of them require surgical intervention, be that laser or traditional surgery. These conditions vary from deviated nasal septum to nasal polyps and tumors.
The nose is a complex feature of the human body, and it mostly consists of soft tissues and nerves, skin and mucous membranes, cartilage and nasal bone. One of the bony structures, near septum, are called turbinates. When nasal turbinates are enlarged, the air passes through the nose with difficulties. The same happens in case of deviation of the nasal septum. It is a case of damaged or misplaced cartilage inside the nose. Nasal polyps and tumours inside the nose also block the air flow and usually are extracted by cutting or with laser surgery.
Beautiful noses are not necessarily healthy nor functional
The outer appearance of the nose usually doesn’t have much to do nasal obstruction. There are no rules. “Less beautiful” noses can be the healthiest and most functional. The small, seemingly perfect nose can hide some horrible nasal deviation inside. The beauty of one’s nose is a tricky subject, but the functionality of this organ is unnegotiable.
Sometimes nasal deviations are so severe that they are noticeable in the outer area of the nose. Especially when they are the result of an injury or fracture. In this case, resolving the medical issue leads to an aesthetic correction as well. But what if you have an inner nose issue, and still want to get a nose job? Is it possible and safe?
Well, every surgery has risks, this is no secret. But, it’s better to resolve all issues during one surgical intervention, instead of two, when possible. If you are considering nose reshaping and you have another medical condition that should be surgically treated, you can resolve both issues in one take. Of course, every person is a patient for him or herself. All final decisions come after the consultation with an expert.
ENT experts who know how to do a proper nose job do exist and you can find one at Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital
Our resident doctor, Dr Ayhem Fallouh, was recently voted the best ENT Specialist in Dubai area. This recognition came from patients. He is a world-recognised doctor and an ENT Specialist with decades of experience. Luckily, the years of working with patients didn’t lead to him losing his compassion and humility, but on the contrary - gave him the much-needed patience to search and find the perfect solution for every single patient.
Having a beautiful nose is good but having a nose that functions properly is better. The best is having both - a beautiful nose that functions properly. The first helps improve one’s self-esteem and the second leads to an overall healthier life. We are in no way implying that you should get a nose job, while undergoing a functionality-improving intervention, but we are assuring you that if you want to have both interventions done at the same time, Dr Fallouh is an expert you’ve been searching for.
Do not hesitate and book your appointment with Dr. Fallouh via our website, or by calling 800-352.