Most people are entirely happy with the nose they have, but some people have breathing trouble or just dislike their nose for some reason. If you are considering rhinoplasty in Chicago, you may want to consider what it is, who can have it and the goals of the procedure to ensure it is something that will work for you.
What It Is
Nose surgery is a very common procedure that is considered plastic surgery. Whether you want to augment, reduce or reshape your nose, it can typically be done so that your face looks more balanced, and your features are in harmony with each other. Because it is considered plastic surgery, most insurance plans will not cover the procedure unless you can prove it is medically necessary for breathing problems. Each insurance company is different, so you’ll need to find out what is required to prove medical necessity if that is the route you want to go.
Typically, medically necessary reasons can include birth defects or injuries to the nose, such as having it broken while playing a contact sport. However, the reason for the injury may also come into play, as some insurance companies won’t provide help for payment if it is due to a sports or fighting incident.
Qualified candidates will be those who are at least 14 years of age and are done growing in their face. They should be relatively healthy and not smoke. The nose has small hairs that keep bacteria and other germs out. However, those who smoke don’t have little hairs that work. Because of the risks associated with any surgery, smokers shouldn’t have rhinoplasty in Chicago. However, it can still be done if your medical need outweighs the risks though you’ll need to talk with your surgeon.
The goals of nose surgery can be many, and some prefer to use it to balance out their facial features. If you have small eyes and a small mouth but have a large nose, you may not look normal. It can also be used to reduce or enlarge the width of the nose to make it more proportionate to your face.
Likewise, it can contour the nasal tip (tip of your nose) so that it doesn’t droop or appear upturned. It can also improve your nasal profile, change the angle of the nose and mouth, reshape the nostrils and correct deviations or asymmetry.
Rhinoplasty in Chicago is an excellent way to reduce the size of your nose or make it easier to breathe. Visit Chicagoland Aesthetics today to learn more about the procedure or request an appointment.