Rhinoplasty surgery isn’t just for getting the nose you’ve always wanted; it can also address medical issues that may interfere with your everyday life.
Check out the four most common medical conditions that can be solved by a rhinoplasty, including how to tell if you’re a good candidate for this potentially life-changing surgery.
4 Issues That Can Be Solved with a Medical Rhinoplasty
1. Sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea isn’t just a condition that results in snoring; it’s a medical concern that can seriously impact your health. Numerous studies have shown that sleep apnea – which occurs as a result of nasal airflow obstruction – can increase your risks for heart disease, weight gain, high blood pressure, depression, and more.
A medical rhinoplasty procedure can remove that obstruction, resulting in better airflow and a more restful night’s sleep. Plus, your partner will probably thank you once that snoring is gone!
2. A deviated septum.
A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage in the middle of the nose is deformed as a result of injury or genetics. When the septum is deformed, it can cause breathing problems, including sleep apnea. Correcting a deviated septum with a medical rhinoplasty procedure can help restore a patient’s breathing, thus reducing their risk for associated illnesses like heart disease, depression, obesity, and more.
3. Chronic sinus infections.
If you have chronic sinus infections, a medical rhinoplasty may help reduce the number of infections you experience. These infections may be a sign that your nasal tissue is overcrowded, which usually occurs as a result of a nasal deformity or a deviated septum.
4. Restore full nasal health.
If you injured your nose, you may not be able to breathe to your full ability. Additionally, some nasal injuries create sensory issues, meaning you might not be enjoying your full sense of smell. A medical rhinoplasty can carefully repair damaged nerves, thus helping you to achieve full sensory experiences like normal.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for a medical rhinoplasty procedure?
Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137