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Rhinoplasty – Not Just for Cosmetic Purposes

istock 954359030 Having rhinoplasty – more commonly known as a “nose job” – is a great way to change your appearance. After all, the size and the shape of your nose can affect all of your other facial features. But if you are having health issues, rhinoplasty can also greatly improve your life. Read on to see what the medical benefits of rhinoplasty are. 

What is rhinoplasty?

A nose job is a surgical procedure that can change the shape or the size of your nose. This can be done by adjusting the amount of bone and cartilage underneath the skin. The shape of the nose can also be changed non-surgically, with liquid rhinoplasty. 

How rhinoplasty can help your health

If you are having breathing issues, a nose job can be performed in order to correct your septum – the wall between the two sides of the nose – which can cause problems if it is bent or crooked. 

Rhinoplasty can also help with sleep problems. It can help to clear any blockage the patient has in the nasal passages, which can lead to serious sleep conditions such as sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea briefly stop breathing during the night, over and over again. The patient wakes up often (which they may not even realize they are doing) because they aren’t breathing right, which not only makes them tired all the time but can result in serious health problems. 

If you have a snoring problem, rhinoplasty can also provide relief. Many people snore because of a structural problem in the nose – a nose job can remove or adjust cartilage or straighten the septum, which are two common causes of snoring. However, if you snore for another reason, such as obesity, asthma, or allergies, rhinoplasty may not help. 

Rhinoplasty is a great way to make a change in your facial features, but it is also very helpful for health issues that can become very serious if they aren’t taken care of. Whether you are interested in a nose job for cosmetic or medical reasons, Mao Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange, Connecticut, can help. Call (203) 907-0501 for a consultation today!

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