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Rhinoplasty can do a lot for someone’s self esteem. It can also provide some positive benefits for weight loss. Consider a recent article for E Max Health titled “Weight loss as a positive side effect of rhinoplasty.”

Lana Bandoim of E Max Health writes, “Many patients have reported that they have actually lost weight after rhinoplasty. Although each patient’s unique circumstances will affect the outcome, it is possible for one to shed extra pounds after the surgery. There are several reasons that doctors have traced for this positive result… A healthy diet is often emphasized by plastic surgeons after a rhinoplasty because it helps healing. By eating more fruits and vegetables, you can influence your recovery time. Studies show that nutritional deficiencies can negatively affect healing, so a healthy diet is important. Researchers have found that vitamin A, vitamin E and other nutrients are essential for healing. In addition, they have established that bromelian, which is an enzyme in pineapples, reduces swelling, pain and bruises. This emphasis on healthy food and fresh produce helps many people lose weight after their surgery. They are forced to follow a better diet, and many of them choose to stick with it long after their nose has healed. Seeing the impact a healthier diet can have on their body gives them the incentive to continue… One of the most common and positive side effects of nose surgery is better breathing. Your improved ability to breathe can also affect your weight. Many people suffer from sleep apnea, snoring and other breathing issues at night. However, they do not realize how much their inability to get a good night’s sleep affects their waistlines. Researchers have found that people who snore or have sleep apnea are more tired the next day. Moreover, the lack of sleep can cause them to overeat and gain weight because their levels of the ghrelin hormone rise. This hormone increases your appetite and makes you hungry.”

If you are considering rhinoplasty, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay. When you come in, you’ll get general or local anesthesia. If you get general anesthesia, you’ll sleep through the operation. Otherwise, if you go with local anesthesia, you will be sedated and your nose will be numbed so you are relaxed and unable to feel the pain. When Dr. Moulton-Barrett is conducting the operation, he makes cuts within the nostrils. When he has more difficult cases, he may also make cuts across the base of the nose. Then Dr. Moulton-Barrett reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance. By making these incisions, it allows access to the nasal framework so that the rhinoplasty can be performed to add, remove, adjust or reshape existing nose tissue.

If you are considering rhinoplasty, contact our office for a consultation.