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Rhinoplasty Is More Than Just a Cosmetic Procedure

Posted April 30, 2021 in Nose

Handsome man in a white sweaterYour nose is the very important centerpiece of your face. Its shape and size affects all of your other features, and if it is changed the whole appearance of your face can change. However, the size and shape of your nose also have more serious effects – your nose can affect how you breathe and how you sleep. Rhinoplasty (a nose job) isn’t just a cosmetic procedure; it can also be a great way to improve your life.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be done to change the size or shape of your nose. This is done by removing or adding to the bone and cartilage underneath the skin. To improve breathing or other issues, the septum may be corrected – this is the wall between the two sides of the nose, and problems can arise when it is bent or crooked.

Rhinoplasty can help you sleep

Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient briefly stops breathing during the night. This can happen over and over again, and it makes the patient wake up often. They may not even know they are doing it; they just know they are tired all the time. Sleep apnea can result not only in being tired throughout the day, it can also lead to serious health problems if it is not taken care of. Rhinoplasty clears any blockage from the nasal passages, making it easier for the patient to breathe and sleep through the night without any disturbances.

Rhinoplasty can help with snoring problems

If you snore because of a structural problem in your nose, rhinoplasty can help. The procedure can be used to remove cartilage or straighten your septum, common causes of snoring. Of course, if you snore for other reasons, such as allergies, asthma, or obesity, then rhinoplasty may not be the answer for your snoring issues.

There are several reasons you may be considering rhinoplasty – it isn’t just performed for cosmetic reasons. It can help with sleeping or breathing problems, improving your life dramatically. Call Specialists in Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a rhinoplasty consultation, at (919) 785-0505.