Rhinoplasty: Why Function Is as Important as Form

Wirth Plastic Surgery

While most people think of plastic surgery as way to enhance their outward appearance, a fact that is often over looked is that many plastic surgery procedures are also about improving the function of one’s body. In this blog, we explain why function is just as important as form when it comes to rhinoplasty procedures.

The Form

Rhinoplasty is a popular plastic surgery procedure that improves a person’s bone structure and symmetry. In 2014, 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures we performed in the United States.

The procedure can be used to:

  • Change the size of the nostrils
  • Reposition the nostrils
  • Smooth bumps and dips in the bridge of the nose
  • Reshape the tip of the nose
  • Narrow or widen the bridge of the nose
  • Improve breathing
  • Correct problems from nasal trauma
  • And more

People tend to get rhinoplasty if they feel their nose is too small or too large. A successful rhinoplasty will boost a person’s self-esteem, and give them the confidence they lacked with their old nose.

The Function

In addition to paying close attention to how the nose looks, a surgeon must also be aware of how the nose will function after the surgery. The goal of rhinoplasty is to not only make the patient’s nose look fantastic, but to also ensure the surgery allows the nose to function well. A plastic surgeon can fix the internal structure of the nose to allow a patient to more easily breathe. A deviated septum is one common cause of impaired breathing and snoring. When it is surgically repaired and set in the right place, it allows the body’s breathing functions to operate smoothly. Rhinoplasty has also been shown to be an effective treatment for nasal valve insufficiency.

Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Newport Beach

If you are interested in getting plastic surgery to fix the appearance of your nose or to make it function better, you should call us to today to find out more about what our doctors can do for you. At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping people in Newport Beach and surrounding communities with their plastic surgery needs.

Call (949) 238-6713 to schedule your consultation with our friendly plastic surgeons in Newport Beach today.


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