Reasons for Rhinoplasty

Patients considering rhinoplasty are usually painted as those who don’t like their noses. While this is true in many cases, there are other reasons that individuals seek out rhinoplasty as well. While the reasons may vary for the patients, the rationale does not. Patients seeking rhinoplasty use the surgery to fix the problem they are facing.

Deviated Septum

Many rhinoplasty patients pursue the procedure to adjust a breathing problem. The septum of the nose, or the column of bone between the nostrils can become bent over the course of a person’s lifetime. In some cases, the septum doesn’t form properly early on leaving a patient with a deviated septum for a lifetime. In other cases, the deviated septum develops later as a result of an injury. In either case, a severe incident of a deviated septum requires surgery to resolve.

In the surgery to resolve the deviated septum, the nose is often opened and work is done that is very similar – if not identical – to the procedure for rhinoplasty. In fact, many of the trimming done in rhinoplasty is necessary as part of the deviated septum surgery. Many deviated septum patients emerge with a new, shapely nose as a result of the surgery.


Many other patients seek rhinoplasty as a way to achieve greater balance and symmetry on their faces. Large noses detract from the face and can feel out of balance. Rhinoplasty can help to reshape these noses leaving patients feeling more confident and attractive. Through rhinoplasty, surgeons are able to narrow or widen the nose and shape it with greater balance so that the face is as shapely as possible with a natural nose to anchor it.