Profile of beautiful girl with cute faceThere are many reasons why people might seek out Dr. Retana for rhinoplasty surgery. And it may surprise you to learn those reasons are not just cosmetic in nature. In the United States, rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed every year. In fact, there were 218,000 rhinoplasty surgeries performed in 2017 alone. And it’s no wonder. After all, a person’s nose is very noticeable, and it can make for a rude introduction if it is misshapen or disproportionate to your face.

However, as we mentioned above, not all rhinoplasty procedures are done for cosmetic reasons. There are also medical reasons for having this procedure performed. While the rhinoplasty surgery is performed in much the same way regardless of the reason, but most insurance companies will cover the cost of the procedure if it is performed to correct a medical condition or injury.

To further dive into this discussion, here are three reasons why men and women may need rhinoplasty surgery:

1. You wish your nose were a different shape.

Clearly, this is the cosmetic side of rhinoplasty. Many people just don’t like the look or shape of their nose. This could be due to a hump on top of the nose, nostrils that are too wide or too high, or a nose tip that is too wide, too narrow, or droops too low.

There are many cosmetic reasons why people visit our doctors for rhinoplasty every year. And with today’s culture pushing us to have the perfect look or profile, even the smallest nose “problem” can lead people to elect to have surgery to have it corrected

2. Your nose doesn’t function properly.

Another common reason patients seek out our doctors for a rhinoplasty procedure is because their nose does not function properly, and there are several medical reasons for this, including:

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Chronic Sinus Problems
  • Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip
  • Nose Deformities

If you suffer from a medical condition that warrants a rhinoplasty procedure, chances are your insurance will cover the cost of the surgery.

3.You have suffered an injury to your nose.

Every year thousands of people suffer injuries to their noses, and when that happens, their nose isn’t likely to just “bounce back.” Nose injuries not only change the shape of the nose, but they can also cause disturbances in the functionality of the nose. If you have suffered a nose injury, our doctors at Capital Center for Cosmetic Surgery can help by performing a rhinoplasty to correct the damage that has been done. And the good news is that this type of rhinoplasty is most often covered by insurance!

Visit Our Doctors Today

If you want to learn more about rhinoplasty surgery, call Capital Center for Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. During your appointment, they will be able to fully examine your nose and determine the best course of action based on your specific wants and needs. You can reach our office today by calling (202) 386-7100.