Functional Rhinoplasty and Its Uses

alexander krivitskiy PpyOVWQtEjE unsplash (1) Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose. Rhinoplasty is commonly used for cosmetic purposes and is often advertised and known as such. However, rhinoplasty also has some very functional uses that can fundamentally improve someone’s life without the goal of making their nose look better. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their body, and rhinoplasty is often used to help achieve that. That being said, let’s explore the different reasons rhinoplasty could be used for corrective or functional purposes.

Deviated Septum

While undergoing rhinoplasty for a deviated septum could be for cosmetic reasons, it also has a functional purpose. A deviated septum is a medical condition where the thin wall between your nasal passage becomes warped or crooked to one side. It can be caused by an injury but is often there from birth and can become worse with age. Deviated septums can cause facial pain, nosebleeds, snoring, and difficulty breathing. Thankfully rhinoplasty is a great surgical option for permanently correcting a deviated septum.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is categorized into two different types, obstructive sleep apnea, and central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is when your brain and muscles are improperly communicating and causing obstructive sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by any obstruction in the airways. Rhinoplasty can help correct obstructions of the nose, like deviated septums or weakened nose structure.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Not all rhinoplasty procedures are created equal. Unfortunately, some rhinoplasties may not heal correctly or may weaken the nasal structure from excessive tissue being removed. Thankfully, rhinoplasty supports the nose by adding more tissue and correcting any issues caused by the previous rhinoplasty. This is referred to as a revision rhinoplasty.

Seeking Treatment

Whether you have function concerns or simply want to improve the appearance of your nose, then rhinoplasty is for you. The Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey offer rhinoplasty services, so you can take advantage of all that rhinoplasty has to offer. If you’re looking for a blend of medical expertise and an artistic eye, then contact our staff at the Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey at 201-664-8000 today for a consultation.

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