Aging And The Nasal Skeleton
A successful Rhinoplasty has several considerations besides the major factor being skin and soft tissue, is the understanding of skeletal responses to surgical interference. For better understanding of the impact of aging upon the framework of nose, this blog will discuss about the nasal structure and how aging intervenes with the surgery.
Life Cycle Of The Human Nose
Usually the human nose is short, with amorphous appendage and few distinguishing characteristics, and it remains child like until puberty where the nose reaches its adolescent period and has a dramatic elongation of the nasal skeleton. By the age of 16, it obtains the final shape and fully develops.
After the full nasal skeleton development, it doesn’t grow and remains static, and no environmental or any individual factors will create an impact on the nasal shape throughout the remaining human life cycle. In other words, the final developed nose structure will be same and age more than the others.
Importance Of Nasal Cartilage
The characterized changes seen in the nose structure is the elongation and drooping of the tip and sometimes narrowing and collapsing of the sidewalls and gradually thickening of the nasal skin. The nose has an importance to the facial balance as it is the most evident organ which if met up with any accidents or any deformity, the slight changes becomes prominent on the face. For instance, those who are born with stiff and rigid nasal cartilage are less likely to be affect the nasal contour, whereas those born with soft and flaccid nasal cartilage are more likely to be affected by the age related changes in their shape.
Candidates who are afflicted to any nasal allergies or circulatory compromises such as diabetes, any nasal trauma or extreme use of nicotine may experience deformity in the nasal contour in spite of being having strong nasal cartilage.
Aging process is detrimental since with age, since the breathing often deteriorates and nose becomes typically less appealing. The only way to correct such problems and correct the deformity of the nasal structure is by nose surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty. The basic technique involved in this surgery is to remove or destroy the nasal cartilage or bone which helps in premature aging.
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