The Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty - Rosenberg

The Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Many people have misconceptions about nose surgeries and often their first impression is that it’s purely cosmetic surgery. Although it’s popular for this reason, rhinoplasty can also come with many medical benefits, and some patients seek it out for that reason. If you’re experiencing difficulties with your nasal passages and anatomy, then rhinoplasty is worth considering. Here are some of the benefits and ways that Dr. Rosenberg can help.

Respiratory Benefits

One of the main motivations for rhinoplasty is often the reshaping of the nose. That’s because the nose is the main conduit of the respiratory system. This also includes the mouth for the release of carbon dioxide and the intake of oxygen. This makes it necessary for life. For a variety of reasons, you can develop mechanical issues with your respiratory system that inhibit the proper passage of air. When this happens, your health can suffer in many different ways. When injuries or genetics cause your airways to be restricted, rhinoplasty can most likely resolve the issue. One common issue is called a deviated septum, where the cartilage structure between the nostrils becomes offset and blocks one or both of the airway passages.

Reduced Sinus Pressure

Almost everyone knows the stuffed-up feeling of having blocked sinuses. This often happens when you have a cold, allergy, or infection. Having your sinuses properly drain is important because otherwise infected fluids can remain in the sinuses, causing recurrent infections. Rhinoplasty can make it easier for the sinuses to drain off fluids so that you’re less likely to experience infections and the discomfort associated with it.

Improved Sleep

Problems breathing at night can cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This happens when the inability to breathe causes you to wake up repeatedly throughout the night. This is a sleep disorder that could be potentially serious, and can even exacerbate other serious health problems. OSA and snoring can become worse when insufficient air gets through the nasal passageways. Rhinoplasty has been used successfully to improve this flow and provide better breathing during sleep.

Increased Confidence

People who have been teased about their natural noses during their life often look to rhinoplasty. If this sounds familiar, it’s important to know that you can experience significant emotional benefits after your procedure. That’s because the nose is a very prominent feature on the face. Even a slight modification to the shape of a nose can result in a dramatic alteration in the symmetry and proportions of the face. It’s common for these changes to increase your self-esteem. Additionally, the medical benefits that can come with rhinoplasty can ease your stress about long-term concerns affected by your nasal anatomy.

Schedule a Consultation

Rhinoplasty is a complicated and challenging plastic surgery. However, it can drastically improve your ability to breathe and feel confident in your look. If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and would like to meet with our board certified plastic surgeon, we invite you to contact the office of Dr. Rosenberg by calling or filling out our online form.

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Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg is a founding member of The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. He began his plastic surgery practice in Baltimore after completing 13 years of extensive postgraduate training. Today, he is a distinguished surgeon, expertly performing breast augmentations, breast lifts, liposuctions, tummy tucks, facelifts, facial rejuvenation, and more for patients in the Maryland area and beyond. View all posts by Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

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