It is common knowledge that rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure well known for its aesthetic benefits, but what is often overlooked is how this surgery can have an even more important impact and that is that it significantly improves respiratory health.
In today’s article, we will explain how rhinoplasty can improve nasal function and what specific benefits it brings to respiratory health.
Rhinoplasty to solve respiratory problems
The primary function of the nose is to allow us to breathe efficiently. When there are structural obstructions or underlying breathing problems, such as a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates, breathing can be difficult.
These problems not only affect quality of life but also overall health. Rhinoplasty can address these issues and significantly improve the ability to breathe properly.
Therefore, rhinoplasty is not just about aesthetics.
Many patients come to our office to inquire about this procedure to address functional problems that affect their ability to breathe properly.
Here’s how rhinoplasty can improve nasal function and respiratory health:
Correction of Deviated Nasal Septum: A deviated nasal septum is a condition in which the thin bone and cartilage that separates the nostrils is crooked or displaced. This can obstruct airflow and make breathing difficult. During a rhinoplasty, the surgeon can straighten the nasal septum, improving alignment and allowing for easier and more efficient breathing.
Nasal turbinate reduction: The nasal turbinates are structures inside the nose that help humidify and filter the air we inhale. However, when the turbinates are too large, they can obstruct the airway and make breathing difficult. Rhinoplasty may involve reduction of the turbinates to improve airflow and relieve chronic nasal congestion.
Airway Opening: In some cases, rhinoplasty may involve opening the upper airway to facilitate air entry. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, as it can help reduce these problems and improve sleep quality.
Underlying nasal problems
Rhinoplasty not only addresses the visible problems of the nose, but also focuses on resolving underlying problems that affect respiratory health. Some of these problems include:
Chronic Sinusitis: Rhinoplasty can help correct nasal structures that contribute to chronic sinusitis, reducing the frequency and intensity of sinusitis episodes.
Improved Inhaled Air Quality: By improving the filtering and humidifying function of the nose, rhinoplasty can help keep the air we inhale cleaner and healthier, which is especially beneficial for people with respiratory allergies.
Improved Breathing Ability: Ultimately, a well-executed rhinoplasty can make a big difference in a patient’s ability to breathe. Breathing easier not only reduces fatigue, but also improves the body’s oxygenation and overall sense of well-being.
In conclusion, rhinoplasty not only has aesthetic benefits, but can also have a significant impact on respiratory health.
By addressing structural and functional problems in the nose, this surgery can improve quality of life and the ability to breathe properly. If you are considering rhinoplasty, we recommend that you make an appointment with Dr. Perez Villar, one of the world’s leading rhinoplasty surgeons.