A Nose for Healthy Living
Has the quest to live healthy gone so far as to become unhealthy? Unfortunately, in some instances the answer is yes because there are more promises delivering short-term solutions without considering long-term consequences. Does that mean all promises are bogus or destined to fail? No, not if you practice moderation.
Healthy living is a delicate balance of embracing a healthy lifestyle while not denying yourself a few days off per month to let your body recharge. And that includes indulging in some decadent chocolate dessert after a dinner out with your friends. It shouldn’t be ALL the time, but it should be SOME of the time.
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However, there is a consensus that confuses a healthy lifestyle with being beautiful and not healthy. You’ve seen or read about the waist training extremes Hollywood celebrities embrace in their bid for perfection or altering their appearance through surgery. Jennifer Grey’s decision to change to change her appearance through rhinoplasty surgery is often debated for its plus/cons of her hurting her career.
Still, more than 300,000 Americans chose nose surgery annually, according to The Rhinoplasty Center in New Jersey, for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons include: reducing the size of their nose, fixing a previous surgery and breathing difficulties.
Rhinoplasty: What it can do for you.
“Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose,” according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “It can also correct impaired breathing caused by the structural defects in the nose.”
While celebrities have used rhinoplasty to alter their appearance; it has many health benefits.
First, it makes breathing easier for individuals with a deviated septum because it improves airflow. Generally, that translates to a better night’s sleep, which results in having more energy, improving your health and setting in motion a healthier lifestyle.
“Many things that we take for granted are affected by sleep,” Raymonde Jean, MD, director of sleep medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, said. “If you sleep better, you can certainly live better. It’s pretty clear.”
Who makes a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
You may be surprised to learn rhinoplasty isn’t for everyone. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons identifies potential candidates as individuals who are physically fit, don’t smoke, have a good view of life and realistic expectations of the surgery’s outcome.
For all of the benefits of rhinoplasty, though, there are a few things the American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants you to remember about “surgery tourism;” a getaway to resort areas outside the United States for the purpose of cosmetic surgery. The list below is taken from its website:
- Cosmetic surgery, like every surgery, involves some risk. Risks may increase after a vacation-based plastic surgery.
- Vacation-based activities should be avoided after surgery so healing isn’t compromised and to limit complications following surgery.
- The threat of developing a pulmonary embolism or blood clots increases after a long trip or surgery.
- Americans who go outside the United States for surgery may not be legally covered if the surgery doesn’t go as planned. Also, the U.S. does not oversee training or recognize qualifications for physicians performing surgery outside its borders.
- The “cheaper” cost of surgery may end up being more costly if complications arise after the fact.