Worldwide, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed. Most individuals undergoing the procedure do so for cosmetic purposes. However, there are a signifi-cant number of individuals who undergo rhinoplasty for medical reasons as well. The surgery is often pursued by patients with medical conditions that reduce the efficiency of the normal breathing function of the nose, thus impairing their sleep. Septorhinoplasty surgery, can certainly help improve one’s ability to breathe and sleep better. The correction can also improve the physical symptoms (fatigue, rapid heart beat) associated with the deprivation of sleep.

Improved Breathing

There are many conditions that can make it difficult for individuals to breathe through their noses. A deviated nasal septum due to a congenital defect, or trauma to the nose can lead to the partial or complete blockage of the nasal passage. The nasal septum is formed from bone and cartilage which can not only be broken, bent and misaligned to cause visible asymmetry, but it can completely block one or both nostrils from functioning well. Abnormalities in the nasal structure can therefore make it difficult to breathe normally through the nose. In these situations, performing a functional septo-rhinoplasty to correct the anatomical irregularities can remove the nasal obstruction and restore the proper breathing function of the nose.

The nose functions as a passage through which filtered air can pass through towards the lungs. Obstruction of this passage makes it difficult for the air to move in and out of the respiratory tract. This can present itself with symptoms such as snoring in addition to impairing the restora-tive effects of sleep due to a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. In these situations, rhi-noplasty corrects the anatomy of the nasal septum to better help the patient get a good night’s rest so that they can function to their full potential.

Benefits Of Rhinoplasty

The procedure is effective for the correction of the following;
– Enlarged, or asymmetrically aligned nose
– Drooping nasal tip
– Abnormally shaped bump on the nose
– Large or uneven nostrils
– Blockage of one or both nasal passages and obstruction of nasal breathing
– Improvement for snoring

This surgery can give individuals a boost in their confidence and self-esteem by providing a well-balanced symmetry to the face, resulting in an overall natural look. The health benefits that result, including improved breathing and sleep make this a medically important procedure as well.

Choosing Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Patients in the Canada and the United States should consider the following qualities when searching for a rhinoplasty surgeon to improve their sleep, breathing ability and nasal appearance:
– Board certified Plastic Surgeon in the United States and/or certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
– Experienced and specializes in Rhinoplasty surgery.
– Positive reviews from family and friends as well as online.

Aug 23rd 2017