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Rhinoplasty A.K.A. Nose Jobs: Medical Reasons vs. Cosmetic Reasons

It’s been a fun night. You went out with a group of friends that you have not seen in a long time. You had dinner, talked, caught up with everyone and made plans to do it again very soon. You are now on your way home. The weather is hit and miss and it just started raining again. As you turn on the last street before your house, a deer jumps out in front of your from nowhere. You instantly turn the wheel to try to avoid hitting him but in the process your tires slip on the wet pavement and leads you directly into a telephone pole. Your airbags deploy and although you were wearing your seatbelt, your face still hits the airbag. As you lift up your head after the impact you see and smell the blood that is coming from your nose; you instantly know that you broke your nose.

The situation described above is a circumstance that happens quite often. There are many times when a person suffers a broken nose, their nose is never quite able to heal in the position that it originally was prior to the break. In a condition such as this, a person would be interested in a nose job, in medical terms known as a rhinoplasty, for cosmetic reasons. The person involved in an accident, fight, fall or just generally displeased with the shape of their nose would be interested in the change simply for aesthetic purposes.

There are cases, however, when a rhinoplasty may be medically needed for a patient, however. For example, if a person has a severely deviated septum. A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal bone and the nose cartilage have separated. In turn, this can make it extremely difficult for a person to breath in certain situations. A deviated septum can also be the cause of sleep apnea for many patients. Sleep apnea is a condition in which while a patient is sleeping, they stop breathing for a short period of time. While there are times that medication will be able to sooth the effects of a deviated septum, the best and most efficient way of eliminating the effects of a deviated septum is through surgery. A plastic surgeon will assess how severe a deviated septum is on a case-by-case basis.

The office of Northeastern Plastic Surgery is experience in working with patients who require or request a rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Whether a client is suffering from a deviated septum, took a fall, was in a car accident, or was in a fight, we are able to work with all of our clients to give them the best position nose job result. Located in Florham Park, New Jersey, we are able to provide a range of cosmetic surgery procedures to clients throughout New Jersey. Please call our office today at 973-295-6565 to schedule a consultation or visit our website at to learn about our other plastic surgery services.

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