A Few Medical Benefits Of Rhinoplasty

When most people consider getting a nose job, they want it to change the shape of their nose or the way it sits on their face. However, you may have been told by your doctor that it is something you should consider for medical reasons. There are a number of medical conditions that can be helped by having rhinoplasty. If you are having any of the following issues and your doctor has not referred you to an ear, nose, and throat specialist or to a plastic surgeon,  you should discuss it with them.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing for a few seconds throughout the night while sleeping. Not only will this leave you feeling tired al the time, but can also make it hard for you to concentrate, or perform physical tasks that require coordination. The shape and size of your nasal passages may be the cause of the problem. your doctors will work together to determine how your nose needs to be changed so you can get a good night's sleep. If you do not want to change the outward look of your nose, the plastic surgeon can change things on the inside and then make the necessary adjustments to ensure your appearance does not change.

Sinus Problems

Headaches, stuffy or runny noses, chronic sinus infections are not fun to live with. The problem may be polyps in the sinus cavities, a deviated septum, or misshapen nasal passages. Rhinoplasty or septoplasty is done to correct any deformities in the nose so your sinuses will drain correctly. This will keep help you breathe easier, stop the pressure that causes headaches, and keep bacteria from growing and causing infections.

Chronic Sore Throats

When your nasal passages are misaligned, you may end up inhaling dirt, dust, and bacteria that can travel to your throat. Dirt and dust will make your throat dry and feel saw while bacteria can actually cause an infection. Even though your nose contains hairs to filter things out, if it is crooked the air may pass without going through the hairs. 

Do not think of a rhinoplasty as strictly a cosmetic procedure; it often has true medical benefits. Of course, if you do need to have one for a medical condition, you can ask the plastic surgeon to change the shape or appearance to something you prefer. Discuss what is needed to improve the medical condition and ask to see how the look can be changed too. 

Contact a professional like William M. Parell, MD, PSC to learn more.

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