Will Breathing Be Easier After Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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If you’re like most people, you probably think of rhinoplasty as a cosmetic procedure. While there is certainly no denying the cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty, many men and women are surprised to learn that nose surgery can also improve your breathing and other functional aspects of your nose. Whatever the nature of your concerns may be, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi and the acclaimed team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA can help you achieve your goals with advanced rhinoplasty.

Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery?

Year after year, record numbers of men, women, and even teenagers seek rhinoplasty – often referred to as a “nose job” – to address a variety of nasal concerns. Patients considering rhinoplasty in Washington, D.C. should be in good health, nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations for their procedure and results. If you are struggling with any of the following concerns about your nose, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty:

  • Size and shape of nose
  • Nose width
  • Bump in bridge of nose
  • Nose is humped
  • Hooked tip of nose
  • Upturned nose
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Deviated septum
  • Previously broken nose
  • Obstructed breathing through nose
  • Loud breathing through nose
  • Sleeping problems
  • Snoring

During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will carefully assess the structures of your nose, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine whether rhinoplasty is right for you. Depending on the specifics of your case, Dr. Mesbahi may recommend one of several types of rhinoplasty surgeries, including:

  • Traditional rhinoplasty (open or closed rhinoplasty)
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty
  • Teenage rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty

How does rhinoplasty help your breathing?

Whether breathing concerns are your primary reason for rhinoplasty or not, you may find it easier to breathe after nose surgery. For patients who have a deviated septum or crooked nose, the nasal passages on one or both sides may be obstructed, narrow, or even collapsed, making it difficult to breathe freely. During rhinoplasty, Dr. Mesbahi is able to correct these anatomical issues and create more open, unobstructed nasal passages. Additional concerns, such as swollen turbinates, may be able to be corrected during nose surgery for an enhanced ability to breathe through the nose.

Even patients who are simply interested in straightening the nose during cosmetic rhinoplasty may find that breathing becomes easier and more comfortable after surgery.

Does rhinoplasty help snoring?

In some cases, snoring can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated with rhinoplasty. Because there are a number of potential causes of snoring, however, rhinoplasty may not improve snoring in certain patients. If you are concerned about snoring, Dr. Mesbahi will evaluate your symptoms, determine the likeliest cause of your snoring, and explain whether rhinoplasty may be right for you.

Enhance your look and improve your breathing with rhinoplasty in Washington, D.C.

If you are frustrated by obstructed breathing, embarrassed by loud nasal breathing, or simply want to achieve better balance between your facial features, rhinoplasty can help. Call the knowledgeable team at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi, and learn more about the exciting results that are possible with rhinoplasty surgery in McLean, VA today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.