Can you breathe during a rhinoplasty?

Can you breathe during a rhinoplasty?

Most of us are aware of the apparent adverse effects of rhinoplasty, such as swelling and bruising. While these are some of the more noticeable side effects after nasal surgery, they are far from the only ones. The majority of patients experience nasal congestion or stuffiness shortly after rhinoplasty, which can make breathing freely through the nose difficult or painful. Learn more about nasal congestion after rhinoplasty from top Las Vegas board-certified cosmetic surgeon Best Dr and the experienced team at VIP Plastic Surgery, including how long it may continue and what you should (and shouldn’t) do in the meantime.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, sometimes known as a nose job, can help men and women achieve a more attractive nose. A good nose should enhance rather than detract from a person’s appearance. Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose are one of the most prevalent reasons for considering this surgical surgery. While some patients desire to change the general size or shape of their nose, many Jacksonville, FL rhinoplasty patients seek to change specific aspects.

Is it true that a nose job improves your breathing?

Rhinoplasty can alter cartilage, bone, or skin, or all three in some circumstances. While the majority of patients choose rhinoplasty for solely cosmetic reasons, there are a number of serious medical issues that necessitate this surgical surgery. Every year, thousands of men and women suffer from nasal breathing problems, which result in nosebleeds, colds, dry lips, sleeping troubles, and snoring.

Breathing via the nose after rhinoplasty can be improved

In the last two decades, rhinoplasty has progressed significantly “Lawrence Reed, MD, a cosmetic surgeon and adjunct professor of plastic surgery at Cornell University in New York, agrees. “Instead than removing a large amount of cartilage, the focus is now on repositioning the nose. Patients who underwent the surgery years ago, on the other hand, frequently complain of insomnia and other nasal airway issues. Because too much cartilage has been removed, the sides of the nose collapse during inhalation.

Fortunately, the issue can be resolved. “We restore the over-operated areas by creating a little pocket for the patients’ cartilage,” says University of Pennsylvania’s Daniel Becker, MD. Regrafting cartilage from behind the ear or inside the nose into these spaces is possible.

A written questionnaire was used by researchers at the University of Illinois to assess its usefulness in 46 patients. Before and after the operation, participants rated their nasal breathing on a scale of one to five. According to a study published in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, 98 percent of patients reported improved nasal breathing, with an average improvement of two and a half times. After seeing these outcomes, one rhinoplasty patient, who requested anonymity, decided to have the operation after nearly 30 years.


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