Whenever a new or non-savvy facial rejuvenation patient hears the term rhinoplasty they typically assume dramatic changes will be made to the nose and a person’s appearance. This is untrue, in today’s modern medical advancements in facial plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty can be utilized to not only change the shape of the nose but designed to fix deformities and nasal irregularities to enhance the ability to breathe. Dr. Nima, our resident Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon can evaluate your needs for a functional rhinoplasty improvement to address any abnormal breathing issues as well as improve the overall appearance of your nose.
What is Rhinoplasty All About?
Rhinoplasty, popularly termed as a nose job, is designed to refine your nose and help relieve breathing issues that occur because of birth defect or result from injury. The art of a successful rhinoplasty is to have a nose blend in with the face to help remove attention from unattractive nasal features without appearing overdone. The form and function of the nose are both important factors for any patient. This is why we work to help create a better entrance point of oxygen to flow freely by making slight changes to the internal nasal passages without causing too much disruption to the patient’s natural appearance.
What Causes Airway Obstructions?
An airway obstruction is a blockage of oxygen from traveling through a patient’s natural entry path and prevents air from reaching the lungs. Aside from swallowing or inhaling foreign objects, the blockage that has led to a patient’s breathing problems may develop from several factors including:
Trauma from injury
Viral or bacterial infections
Narrowing or collapsed nasal sidewalls
Nasal Obstruction Relief
Treatment performed on internal nasal passages may include straightening a deviated septum, removing cartilage from the nasal tip or reducing the size of enlarged turbinates. The septum that separates the left and right sides of the nose are rarely straight for anyone, so breathing can be rather difficult for these patients. Even more so, a patient’s turbinates, the filters of the nose, tend to swell up as a response to allergic reactions. This makes breathing difficult at times and with chronic enlargement could require reduction if they do not naturally shrink down to normal.
Patients with more severe nasal airway obstruction that causes the nose to become twisted, pinched, collapsed, or deviates from external framework will need to be surgically treated to enlarge the airways. After relieving nasal obstructions, patients may regain the full function and improve their way of life. According to a study from the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, patient satisfaction and quality of life improve dramatically after rhinoplasty. Nasal deformities and breathing impairments no longer played a factor in distracting patients from breathing normally and were able to resume full function after a brief recovery period.
Minor changes may be included with nasal obstruction relief during rhinoplasty. Take for example our patient displayed here, he wanted to breathe easier and gain some minor changes in the appearance of his nose. So we lifted the tip and made the frontal appearance of the nose narrower and straight to remain natural and improve facial harmony.
Looking to Breathe Better and Feel Good After A Rhinoplasty? Contact Our Beverly Hills Office Today!
If nasal obstructions are getting the best of your body and a slight change of appearance helps you feel better about your nose, then you could turn to the rhinoplasty surgeon Beverly Hills patients select most often.
Contact Dr. Nima, our rhinoplasty specialist, at (310) 772-2866 and breathe a little easier.