Hundreds of thousands of rhinoplasties are performed annually in the United States. While the primary motivation for a nose job is to boost self-esteem, this procedure is also commonly performed to treat respiratory and sinus problems and fix disfigurements caused by trauma.
The renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Stefan Shuaib of Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Texas, performs many rhinoplasties for aesthetic and functional purposes. Here we review the most common medical reasons his patients get rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Can Correct Medical Issues
A nose job can undeniably optimize your appearance, but it can also significantly influence your physical and emotional well-being. The nose is a complicated structure that serves as a vital respiratory system component and the principal air conduit.
The nose comprises several bones and fragile cartilage; any mechanical issue with one of these elements can disrupt normal airflow and seriously affect breathing and overall health. Fortunately, rhinoplasty can correct various nasal problems, be they hereditary or the result of trauma.
For example, a nose job can fix a broken nose or a congenital disability like a cleft palate, correct a deviated septum to reduce sinus issues, unblock the air passageway to prevent sleep apnea symptoms and improve one’s mental health and social life by increasing confidence.
Rhinoplasty Medical Benefits
Improves breathing and sleep quality: Restricted airflow can easily disrupt your sleep. For those who have trouble breathing because of nasal obstruction, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can dramatically enhance both breathing and sleep quality.
Controls sleep apnea and reduce snoring: Nasal obstruction is a common cause of snoring. In addition, it is a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that, if ignored, can cause significant health issues such as hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias. Limited airflow is a proven contributor to sleep apnea and snoring. When Dr. Shuaib performs functional rhinoplasty on a patient, he can remove any obstructions from the nasal passages, reducing snoring and alleviating symptoms of congestion and sleep apnea.
Fixes damage from an accident: A crooked nose is one example of medical malformation that can occur from a broken nose. When your nose is fractured or otherwise damaged, it can affect more than just your appearance; it can also affect your ability to breathe. Fortunately, rhinoplasty can fix the nose’s aesthetics and functionality simultaneously.
Are You Interested in Getting a Nose Job for Medical Reasons?
If you would like to discuss getting rhinoplasty to correct a medical issue or for cosmetic purposes alone, contact Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery to make an appointment with Dr. Shuaib today.
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